Planning a journey from the northeast to the northwest and need more information about the train journey from Newcastle to Manchester? Start your journey with us!
Usually, the journey from Newcastle to Manchester takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes. However, on the fastest services, you can get there in as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes. On this popular route, you can expect around 37 direct trains running, so you can make yourself comfortable because you won’t need to make any changes along the way.
When travelling on this route, you’ll jump on a TransPennine Express train at Newcastle station. Once you’ve made yourself comfortable, you can start to take advantage of the available amenities, such as comfortable seating, plug sockets, free WiFi and access to their onboard entertainment platform. In just over 2 hours, you will travel across the country and arrive at Manchester Victoria station.
Once you’ve hopped off the train, you can make your way to all the places that make Manchester such a brilliantly unique city. From the Northern Quarter to Heaton Park and the Arndale Centre, there’s plenty of things to see and do in Manchester. Not sure where to begin? Check out our comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Manchester.
If you’re hoping to get the best train deals, try taking the train at Off-Peak times as tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Want to save even more money? Get yourself a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Newcastle and Manchester is 2 hours and 35 minutes, with around 30 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 Manchester is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Newcastle to Manchester can start from as little as £20.60 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 Manchester without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Newcastle to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Newcastle to Manchester leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Newcastle to Manchester leaves at 20:06. 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 Manchester cover a distance of around 106 miles (170 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 Manchester 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.
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