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Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 2h 10m to travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 102 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £6.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom £6.90
Distance92 miles (148 km)
Frequency102 trains per day
First train05:12
Last train23:08
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Thursday 11th August 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:22 newcastle08:07 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets1h 45m, direct
07:04 newcastle08:55 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 1 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 51m, direct
07:35 newcastle09:03 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 2 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 28m, direct
07:42 newcastle09:23 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets1h 41m, direct
08:42 newcastle10:08 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 4 estimatedlumo Get tickets1h 26m, direct

Travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh by train in 1h 23m

Thinking of hopping the border and spending some time in the Scottish capital and need more information on how to travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh by train? Start your journey with us! 

Usually, the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh takes around 1h 38m, but can be as quick as 1h 23m on the fastest services. With around 101 direct trains running on this popular route every day, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way. So, once you’ve boarded the train, you can sit back, relax and look forward to the journey.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll hop on a train departing Newcastle station, operated by either LNER, Lumo, CrossCountry or Transpennine Express. Whichever service you find yourself on, you’ll enjoy comfortable seating and free WiFi during your journey. If you prefer to travel in style, check out our guide to First Class train travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh.  

Backdropped by dramatic hills, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and a fantastic place for a short break or even a daytrip. With so much fascinating history and beautiful scenery, there’s a lot of places to visit in Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and the National Museum of Scotland. Want to see more of Scotland? Check out our list of the best day trips from Edinburgh, as well as a guide to how to get from Edinburgh to the Highlands.  

Want to snap up the cheapest train deals? Try travelling Off-Peak – we’ll point out the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets in our Journey Planner. If you travel by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible train journeys for a whole year.  

Eager to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh today. For more information, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Newcastle and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with around 102 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 Newcastle and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train ticket prices from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £6.90 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 102 direct trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 23:08. 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 Newcastle and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Newcastle.

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £6.90 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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