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London Kings Cross to Newcastle by train

It takes an average of 3h 7m to travel from London Kings Cross to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (395 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £27.90 when you book in advance.

First train

04:48

Last train

22:00

Departure station

London Kings Cross

Arrival station

Newcastle

Journey time

From 2h 36m

Distance

245 miles (395 km)

Frequency

45 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £27.90

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

Taking the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

Direct services from London Kings Cross to Newcastle are run by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). There are 2 to 3 trains per hour, although these are less frequent during Off-Peak times. The journey takes around 2h 45m on the fastest Azuma services.

LNER offer many amenities on their trains such as free WiFi and plenty of space for luggage. If you want to travel in style LNER First Class offers wider more comfortable seating, complimentary food and drinks, and power and USB sockets at every seat.

Ready to book? Start a search for tickets from London Kings Cross to Newcastle in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on finding cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Newcastle is 3 hours and 7 minutes, with around 45 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 Kings Cross and Newcastle by train?

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

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Newcastle can start from as little as £27.90 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 London Kings Cross to Newcastle?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 45 direct trains from London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross to Newcastle leave?

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

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

The last train from London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Newcastle cover a distance of around 245 miles (395 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Newcastle start at £27.90 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.

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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 Kings Cross to Newcastle is right for you.

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

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† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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