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Newcastle to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 3h 33m to travel from Newcastle to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (395 km). There are normally 61 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £21.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 35m
PriceFrom £21.50
Distance245 miles (395 km)
Frequency61 trains per day
First train03:44
Last train21:15
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Newcastle to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to London Kings Cross 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
11:27 14:38 3h 11m, direct
11:58 14:53 2h 55m, direct
12:29 15:40 3h 11m, direct
12:58 15:50 2h 52m, direct
13:27 16:40 3h 13m, direct
13:57 16:51 2h 54m, direct
14:30 17:41 3h 11m, direct
14:59 17:49 2h 50m, direct
15:26 18:41 3h 15m, direct
15:59 18:51 2h 52m, direct

Taking the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross

Trains from Newcastle to London Kings Cross take around 3h 33m on average but can take just 2h 35m minutes on the fastest LNER Azuma services. There are usually 1 or 2 direct trains heading to London from Newcastle an hour, with around 61 services running in total per day.

LNER's ultra-modern Azuma trains offer comfort and speed for every passenger. If you're travelling in Standard, expect free WiFi, power sockets at every seat and 7cm of extra legroom compared to their other trains. Fancy travelling in style? LNER First Class offers a complimentary meal, reclining seats and ambient lighting to make your journey even more enjoyable.

Ready to book? Start a search for trains from Newcastle to London Kings Cross in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on finding cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Newcastle and London Kings Cross is 3 hours and 33 minutes, with around 61 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 Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Newcastle to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £21.50 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 London Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 61 direct trains from Newcastle to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross leaves at 03:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross leaves at 21:15. 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 Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 245 miles (395 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Newcastle to London Kings Cross start at £21.50 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 London Kings Cross 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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