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Newcastle to London by train

It takes an average of 3h 9m to travel from Newcastle to London by train, over a distance of around 247 miles (397 km). There are normally 71 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to London and tickets for this journey start from £27.90 when you book in advance.

First train

03:40

Last train

21:35

Departure station

Newcastle

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 36m

Distance

247 miles (397 km)

Frequency

71 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £27.90

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

Travelling from Newcastle to London by train in 2h 36m

Considering a day out in the capital and looking for more information on how to travel from Newcastle to London by train? You've come to the right place!  

Generally, the train from Newcastle to London takes around 3h 39m, but can take just 2h 36m on the fastest services. As there are direct services available, you can make yourself comfortable as you don’t need to worry about changing along the way. 

If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll board either a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or Lumo train at Newcastle station and arrive at London Kings Cross station. If you’re travelling with LNER, you’ll find yourself on a state-of-the-art Azuma train and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables. If you prefer to travel in style, why not upgrade to LNER’s First Class? You’ll enjoy a complimentary meal! Introduced in 2021, Lumo trains offer low-cost tickets with Standard Class only. Although, you can still find free WiFi and comfortable seating on their modern 100% electric services. 

Once you’ve arrived in London, there’s a diverse array of things to see and do. For inspiration, check out our guide to 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to Hyde Park and Westminster Abbey.  

If you’re looking to get cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London, book in advance to take advantage of the cheapest fares. If you can, travel Off Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest train tickets from Newcastle to London in our Journey Planner to help you save on your journey. If you travel by train frequently, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year! 

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times. Continue reading for more information such as FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train fares.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Newcastle and London is 3 hours and 9 minutes, with around 71 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to London is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Newcastle to London can start from as little as £27.90 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to London without having to change trains. There are 71 direct trains from Newcastle to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Newcastle to London leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Newcastle to London leaves at 21:35. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to London cover a distance of around 247 miles (397 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London

Train tickets from Newcastle to London start at £27.90 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 London 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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Enjoy Simpler Fares from Newcastle to London with LNER

LNER’s new Simpler Fares pilot has launched on the journey between Newcastle and London. From 16th January 2024, there are now just three ticket types available to buy for travel from 5th February 2024, to make planning your journey easier:

Advance (non-flexible)

Tis ticket remains the same and is valid for a specific time and date that you book in advance. Find out more about Advance train tickets.

70min Flex (semi-flexible)

This new ticket type is valid for a single journey and allows you to travel on any LNER service that departs up to 70 minutes before or after your original booked train. Like Advance tickets, you’ll have a seat reservation on your original booked train, but can simply board another valid train and find an available seat with your 70min Flex ticket.

Anytime (fully-flexible)

This ticket remains the same and is valid on any service within the booked date validity. Find out more about Anytime train tickets.

Can I book the 70min Flex ticket on Trainline?

Yes you can! Once you make a search for times and tickets, you’ll be able to find the new 70min Flex ticket in the ‘Compare all ticket types’ section on our website and ‘First Class and more’ section on our app.

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† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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