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Newcastle to London by train

It takes an average of 3h 13m to travel from Newcastle to London by train, over a distance of around 247 miles (397 km). There are normally 71 trains per day traveling from Newcastle to London and tickets for this journey start from $36.43 when you book in advance.

First train

03:40

Last train

21:35

Departure station

Newcastle

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 36m

Distance

247 miles (397 km)

Frequency

71 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $36.43

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

Newcastle to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to London for mercoledì apr 17º 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:45 newcastle08:07 london kings crossPlatform 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 22m, direct
05:26 newcastle08:38 london kings crossPlatform 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 12m, direct
05:59 newcastle09:08 london kings crossPlatform 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 9m, direct
06:30 newcastle09:37 london kings crossPlatform 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 7m, direct
06:55 newcastle10:02 london kings crossPlatform 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 7m, direct

Traveling from Newcastle to London by train

Planning a trip to the capital and need more information about the journey by train from Newcastle to London? Look no further! 

Generally, the journey from Newcastle to London by train takes around 3 hours and 16 minutes, but can take just 2 hours and 36 minutes on the fastest services. Each day, you’ll find around 69 direct trains running on this popular route, so you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the journey.  

On this route, you’ll hop on a train at Newcastle station operated by either London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or Lumo. Whoever you decide to travel with, you’ll take advantage of various onboard amenities including free WiFi and comfortable seating. On both services, your train will arrive at London Kings Cross station. 

As soon as you’ve stepped off the train, you’ll find yourself conveniently located close to some of London’s most famous landmarks. Unsure where to visit? Check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park.   

Hoping to book cheap train tickets? Try traveling during Off-Peak hours, because tickets are usually cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. To save even more, try booking an Advance ticket. They tend to be released 12 weeks prior to the departure date and are generally cheaper than booking on the day of travel.  

Eager to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London today. There’s no need to wait, just head to our Journey Planner at the top of the page! For more information, keep reading for our train timetables with first and last train times, as well as FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Newcastle to London

Want to know more about your journey from Newcastle to London? 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 Newcastle to London take?

The average journey time by train between Newcastle and London is 3 hours and 13 minutes, with around 71 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 Newcastle and London by train?

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

How much does the train from Newcastle to London cost?

Train tickets from Newcastle to London can start from as little as $36.43 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 Newcastle to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to London without having to change trains. There are 71 direct trains from Newcastle to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Newcastle to London leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Newcastle to London leaves at 21:35. 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 Newcastle and London by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to London 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 London to Newcastle.

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London

Train tickets from Newcastle to London start at $36.43 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 Newcastle to London 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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