It takes an average of 10h 16m to travel from Luton to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 219 miles (352 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Luton to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £50.50 when you book in advance.
From 4h 20m
219 miles (352 km)
7 trains per day
Luton to Newcastle by train will firstly take you to London via a Thameslink service, so you can switch to a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) train and travel up towards Newcastle in the North East. All London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains come with a Quiet Coach and First Class carriages as standard. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains normally feature a buffet car, called The Foodbar. In it, you can purchase hot and cold food and drink throughout the day (if there's no buffet car then a trolley will be moved through the aisles for an at-seat service). There's also complimentary WiFi available for those travelling in First Class, while passengers seated in Standard can pay a small fee for the service. Visit our Thameslink page to get more information on what onboard services are available on this route.
Luton to Newcastle starts off with a Thameslink train to London St Pancras International. You'll then need to make the short walk over to King's Cross station for the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) connection to Newcastle. On this route, firstly you’ll pass Peterborough, where the steam locomotive speed record was set by the ‘Mallard’ at 125mph. If you look closely out of the right window, you’ll see a sign commemorating the feat just past the station. You’ll continue up the East of England before reaching York, the spiritual home of British trains, as this is where you'll find the National Railway Museum. As you travel into Durham, you’ll get to see the edges of the North Yorkshire Moors followed by the Peak District, a series of beautifully scenic views on the way into Newcastle.
The average journey time by train between Luton and Newcastle is 10 hours and 16 minutes, with around 7 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 Luton to Newcastle is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Luton to Newcastle can start from as little as £50.50 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Luton to Newcastle. Travelling from Luton to Newcastle by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Luton to Newcastle leaves at 03:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Luton to Newcastle leaves at 22:09. 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 Luton to Newcastle cover a distance of around 219 miles (352 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Newcastle to Luton.
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