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Durham to Newcastle by train

It takes an average of 20m to travel from Durham to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 13 miles (21 km). There are normally 104 trains per day travelling from Durham to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £2 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12m
PriceFrom £2
Distance13 miles (21 km)
Frequency104 trains per day
First train06:04
Last train00:15
Departure stationDurham
Arrival stationNewcastle
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

Durham to Newcastle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Durham to Newcastle for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:17 13:29 12m, direct
13:27 13:39 12m, direct
13:57 14:11 14m, direct
14:20 14:32 12m, direct
14:26 14:40 14m, direct
14:55 15:13 18m, direct
15:17 15:29 12m, direct
15:27 15:40 13m, direct
15:55 16:13 18m, direct
16:17 16:32 15m, direct

Take the train from Durham to Newcastle in 12 minutes

If you want to travel from Durham to Newcastle by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Durham to Newcastle by train to take around 20 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 12 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 104 trains per day running on this route, which spans 13 miles (21 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Newcastle. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine Express or CrossCountry. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Durham to Newcastle start from £2.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Durham and Newcastle is 20 minutes, with around 104 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 Durham and Newcastle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Durham to Newcastle is 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Durham to Newcastle cost?

Train ticket prices from Durham to Newcastle can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Durham to Newcastle?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Durham to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 104 direct trains from Durham 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 Durham to Newcastle leave?

The first train from Durham to Newcastle leaves at 06:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Durham to Newcastle leaves at 00:15. 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 Durham and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from Durham to Newcastle cover a distance of around 13 miles (21 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Durham to Newcastle

Train tickets from Durham to Newcastle start at £2 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 Durham 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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