It takes an average of 3h 22m to travel from London to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 247 miles (397 km). There are normally 46 trains per day traveling from London to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from $37.28 when you book in advance.
From 2h 36m
247 miles (397 km)
46 trains per day
Direct trains available
Planning a trip to the northeast and need more information on how to travel by train from London to Newcastle? Look no further!
Usually, the journey from London to Newcastle by train is 3 hours and 10 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours and 37 minutes. On this route between these two popular cities, you’ll find around 45 direct trains, so you can make yourself comfortable because you don’t need to make any changes.
On this route, you’ll board a train at London Kings Cross station, operated by either London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or Lumo. No matter who you end up traveling with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as free WiFi and comfortable seating. If you’d prefer to travel in style, upgrade to LNER First Class and enjoy complimentary food and drink, plenty of legroom and power sockets. Whichever operator you are traveling with, you will arrive at Newcastle station.
Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Newcastle. From here, you can easily reach some of the city’s most popular locations, such as Newcastle Castle and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. For more inspiration, read our expert guide to the best things to do in Newcastle.
Want to take advantage of the best train deals? Try traveling during Off-Peak times, as tickets tend to be cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. If you’d like to save even more, try booking an Advance ticket, as they are usually cheaper compared to purchasing tickets on the day of travel.
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If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Newcastle is right for you.
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