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Leeds to Newcastle by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Leeds to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 81 miles (130 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Leeds to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £10.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 20m
PriceFrom £10.90
Distance81 miles (130 km)
Frequency41 trains per day
First train04:43
Last train22:43
Departure stationLeeds
Arrival stationNewcastle
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

Leeds to Newcastle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leeds to Newcastle for Dienstag 16. 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
12:42 14:11 1h 29m, direct
13:08 14:32 1h 24m, direct
13:14 14:50 1h 36m, 1 change
13:42 15:13 1h 31m, direct
14:08 15:29 1h 21m, direct
14:14 15:49 1h 35m, 1 change
14:42 16:13 1h 31m, direct
15:08 16:32 1h 24m, direct
15:14 16:44 1h 30m, 1 change
15:42 17:18 1h 36m, direct

Travelling from Leeds to Newcastle by train

Want to know more about the journey from Leeds to Newcastle by train? Look no further!

The train from Leeds to Newcastle usually takes around 1h 34m but can take just 1h 20m on the fastest CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or LNER services, with around 40 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, we suggest you travel during Off-Peak times as tickets from Leeds to Newcastle tend to be cheaper. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.

Keen to book your train tickets from Leeds to Newcastle? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can check our timetable, read our tips on booking cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Leeds and Newcastle is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 41 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 Leeds and Newcastle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to Newcastle is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to Newcastle cost?

Train ticket prices from Leeds to Newcastle can start from as little as £10.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Leeds to Newcastle?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 41 direct trains from Leeds 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 Leeds to Newcastle leave?

The first train from Leeds to Newcastle leaves at 04:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leeds to Newcastle leaves at 22:43. 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 Leeds and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to Newcastle cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Newcastle to Leeds. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Leeds to Newcastle.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Newcastle

Train tickets from Leeds to Newcastle start at £10.90 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 Leeds 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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