Taking the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh is a swift and scenic travel option, which gives you the chance to enjoy stunning views of the Northumberland coastline. Simply relax in your comfortable seat as you hurtle towards Scotland's capital. Rail providers LNER, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express all offer services between the two cities. If you're feeling flush why not opt for First Class travel and enjoy complimentary food and drink in your seat?
The train from Newcastle to Edinburgh is just a 90-minute journey with plenty of direct options available from all rail providers. Once in Edinburgh, walk the Royal Mile, a historic cobbled street that stretches from Holyroodhouse Palace to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. During August visitors arrive from all over the world for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival, so it's wise to book rail travel early.
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The average journey time by train between Newcastle and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 116 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £10.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 116 direct trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 23:28. 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.
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