Most of these services are run by Virgin Trains East Coast and leave London Kings Cross twice an hour during the day and less frequently in the evenings. Direct journeys last just over three hours, but if you need to change it can add an extra twenty minutes or so onto your travel time. Other trains servicing this route are CrossCountry, Grand Central and TransPennine Express.
East Coast Trains have a quiet coach where there is less through traffic, so passengers can enjoy a peaceful journey with a minimum amount of disturbance if they choose. First Class passengers have free access to Wi-Fi, and Standard Class passengers have free access for 15 minutes with an additional charge thereafter. The usual array of dining options is also available.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
How long does it take to travel from London to Newcastle by train?
The average journey time between London and Newcastle is 3 hours 1 minute. The fastest journey time is 3 hours 9 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 84 trains per day travelling from London to Newcastle. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Newcastle?
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Newcastle without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Newcastle.
What time are the first and last train from London to Newcastle?
The first train from London to Newcastle departs at .
The last train from London to Newcastle departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.