Thinking of hopping over the border to spend some time in north-east England and need more information on how to take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle? We’ve got you covered!
On average, the journey from Edinburgh to Newcastle takes around 1 hour and 44 minutes, but can take just 1 hour and 22 minutes on the fastest services. With around 90 direct trains running between these two major cities each day, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.
When travelling on this route, you’ll board a service at Edinburgh Waverley station operated by either CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Lumo or TransPennine Express. No matter who you end up travelling with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as free WiFi and comfortable seating. After travelling through 92 miles of Great British countryside, you’ll arrive at Newcastle station.
Once you’ve exited the station, you’re well-positioned to start exploring the city’s famous landmarks. If you’re unsure where to visit first, read our guide to the best things to do in Newcastle, including a trip to the Great North Museum, St James’ Park and the Castle Keep.
If you want to book the cheapest train tickets, book your journey during Off-Peak times – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times. If you tend to travel by train more than a few times a year, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Newcastle in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Want to find more information? Read on for timetables, where you’ll find first and last train times, as well as FAQs and tips on how to find cheaper train fares.
The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Newcastle is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 87 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle is 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle can start from as little as £6.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 87 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle leaves at 04:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) 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.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.
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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle is right for you.
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.
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