Want to take the train from Newcastle to Leeds? You’ve come to the right place!
On average, the train journey from Newcastle to Leeds takes 1 hour and 39 minutes but can take just 1 hour and 21 minutes on the fastest services.
Served by around 54 trains per day, the route from Newcastle to Leeds is operated by TransPennine Express and CrossCountry. Whichever service you decide to travel with, you’ll get to enjoy comfortable seating, free WiFi, plug sockets and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Whether you’re travelling for work, a day out or a weekend away, once you arrive at Leeds station, its convenient location in the heart of the city means you can start exploring straight away.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, we recommend you travel by train during Off-Peak times as tickets tend to be cheaper compared to travelling at Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.
Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Leeds in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for timetables and FAQs.
The average journey time by train between Newcastle and Leeds is 1 hour and 40 minutes, with around 56 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 Leeds is 1 hour and 21 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Newcastle to Leeds can start from as little as £10.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Newcastle to Leeds each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Newcastle to Leeds leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Newcastle to Leeds leaves at 22:45. 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 Newcastle to Leeds cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 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 Leeds 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.
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.