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Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 116 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £10.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom £10.50
Distance92 miles (148 km)
Frequency116 trains per day
First train04:52
Last train23:28
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 6th July 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:35 16:09 1h 34m, direct
14:43 16:16 1h 33m, direct
14:54 16:22 1h 28m, direct
15:21 16:47 1h 26m, direct
15:43 17:15 1h 32m, direct
15:55 17:22 1h 27m, direct
16:37 18:05 1h 28m, direct
16:45 18:14 1h 29m, direct
16:52 18:23 1h 31m, direct
17:35 19:08 1h 33m, direct

Travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh by train

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.

Book your train from Newcastle to Edinburgh today and find discounted seats on a wide choice of departure times. Want to find out how much you can save? Use our Journey Planner above to compare prices on a range of dates.

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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 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.

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 22 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 £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.

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 116 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 04:52. 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 23:28. 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.

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 £10.50 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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.

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