If you want to travel from Manchester to Newcastle by train, you've come to the right place!
The train from Manchester to Newcastle usually takes around 2h 38m but can take just 2h 12m on the fastest TransPennine Express services, with around 34 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, book an Off-Peak time – tickets from Manchester to Newcastle are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. To save even more, why not buy a Railcard? You’ll get up to 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year!
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The average journey time by train between Manchester and Newcastle is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 33 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 Manchester to Newcastle is 2 hours and 17 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Manchester to Newcastle can start from as little as £20.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Newcastle without having to change trains. There are 33 direct trains from Manchester to Newcastle each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Manchester to Newcastle leaves at 05:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester to Newcastle leaves at 21:45. 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 Manchester to Newcastle cover a distance of around 106 miles (170 km) during the journey.
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 Manchester to Newcastle is right for you.
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.
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