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London to Newcastle by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from London to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 247 miles (397 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from London to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
PriceFrom £14.90
Distance247 miles (397 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
First train04:45
Last train22:00
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationNewcastle
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway, Lumo

London to Newcastle train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Newcastle for Friday 1st July 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.
12:00 On timelondon kings cross14:50 On timenewcastlePlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Peak2h 50m, direct
12:18 On timelondon kings cross15:15 On timenewcastlePlat. 10 estimatedlumo 2h 57m, direct
12:30 On timelondon kings cross15:40 On timenewcastlePlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Peak3h 10m, direct
13:00 On timelondon kings cross15:49 On timenewcastlePlat. 2 london north eastern railway Peak2h 49m, direct
13:30 On timelondon kings cross16:39 On timenewcastlePlat. 4 london north eastern railway Peak3h 9m, direct

Travelling from London to Newcastle by train

Want to travel from London to Newcastle by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from London to Newcastle usually takes around 3h 11m but can take just 2h 37m on the fastest services, with around 48 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to Newcastle from London.

You'll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service on this route. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering, and power sockets at tables. Want to travel in style? Upgrade to LNER's First Class and you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary meal and access to the First Class lounge at Kings Cross station before you board.

Train tickets from London to Newcastle

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets to Newcastle from London if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Keen to book your train tickets from London 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 find tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Newcastle is 3 hours and 11 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 and Newcastle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Newcastle is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Newcastle cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Newcastle can start from as little as £14.90 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 to Newcastle?

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

The first train from London to Newcastle leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London 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 and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from London to Newcastle cover a distance of around 247 miles (397 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London to Newcastle

Train tickets from London to Newcastle start at £14.90 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 London 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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