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London to Newcastle by train

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.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 2h 36m


247 miles (397 km)


46 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $37.28

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

London to Newcastle train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Newcastle for Saturday Feb 24th 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
05:48 On timelondon kings cross08:38 On timenewcastlelumo PeakGet tickets2h 50m, direct
06:15 london kings cross09:40 newcastlelondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 25m, direct
07:00 london kings cross09:51 newcastlelondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 51m, direct
07:30 On timelondon kings cross10:38 On timenewcastlelondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 8m, direct
08:00 london kings cross10:49 newcastlelondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 49m, direct

Traveling from London to Newcastle by train

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.  

Keen to begin? Start your search for cheap train tickets from London to Newcastle with us today. For more information, keep reading for our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets. 

FAQs for London to Newcastle

Want to know more about your journey from London to Newcastle? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Newcastle take?

The average journey time by train between London and Newcastle is 3 hours and 22 minutes, with around 46 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Newcastle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Newcastle is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Newcastle cost?

Train tickets from London to Newcastle can start from as little as $37.28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Newcastle?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 46 direct trains from London to Newcastle each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Newcastle leave?

The first train from London to Newcastle leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Newcastle leave?

The last train from London to Newcastle leaves at 22:00. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from London to Newcastle cover a distance of around 247 miles (397 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Newcastle to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Newcastle

Train tickets from London to Newcastle start at $37.28 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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