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Newcastle to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 1h 40m to travel from Newcastle to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 81 miles (130 km). There are normally 56 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £10.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 21m
PriceFrom £10.90
Distance81 miles (130 km)
Frequency56 trains per day
First train03:26
Last train22:45
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

Newcastle to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to Leeds for Saturday 13th 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.
04:26 On timenewcastle06:07 On timeleedsPlat. 8 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 41m, direct
05:39 newcastle07:13 leedsPlat. 8 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 34m, direct
06:41 newcastle08:12 leedstranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 31m, direct
07:43 newcastle09:14 leedsPlat. 4 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 31m, direct
08:44 newcastle10:12 leedstranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 28m, direct

Travelling from Newcastle to Leeds by train

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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Newcastle to Leeds? 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 Leeds take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Newcastle and Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to Leeds is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to Leeds cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Newcastle to Leeds?

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.

What time does the first train from Newcastle to Leeds leave?

The first train from Newcastle to Leeds leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Newcastle to Leeds leave?

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.

What's the distance between Newcastle and Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to Leeds cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leeds to Newcastle. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Newcastle to Leeds.

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Leeds

Train tickets from Newcastle to Leeds start at £10.90 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 Leeds 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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