As with any long distance path, or countryside pursuit it’s always advisable to use public transport where possible to limit your carbon footprint, but also to reduce the worry of having to leave your personal car, or a hire car in an unknown city.
Train is the best way to reach the start of the walk, with public transport via the UKs train network being available from most major UK Airports.
If you are flying into Glasgow Airport, Paisley you will need to reach Stance 1 Terminal Building and catch the 500 bus towards Glasgow which stops in Waterloo Lane. Walk from Waterloo Lane to Glasgow Central Station, Platform 4 and catch ScotRail towards Edinburgh. From Edinburgh change for Newcastle by catching Virgin Trains EC towards London Kings Cross from Platform 3. The total journey time is around 3 hours.
You can easily reach Central London from any London Airport with Ease, from Stanstead, Gatwick, Heathrow and City. Once in London, make your way to Kings Cross and catch Virgin Trains EC towards Edinburgh.
If you are flying into Manchester Airport you can catch the Transpennine Express direct to Newcastle from Platform 4a with a journey time of around 2 hours.
Car rental is an expensive luxury but may be convenient for some. If you wish to rent try using Enterprise Rent A Car for competitive prices and a good selection of motors.
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