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Newcastle to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 2h 35m to travel from Newcastle to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 106 miles (170 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from £20.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 15m
PriceFrom £20.60
Distance106 miles (170 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train03:26
Last train20:06
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationManchester
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Newcastle to Manchester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to Manchester for Friday 12th 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:26 newcastle07:22 manchester victoriaPlat. 8 estimatedtranspennine express Get tickets2h 56m, direct
04:45 On timenewcastle07:38 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 53m, 1 change
05:39 newcastle08:08 manchester victoriaPlat. 6 estimatedtranspennine express Get tickets2h 29m, direct
05:59 On timenewcastle08:38 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 39m, 1 change
06:40 newcastle09:08 manchester victoriaPlat. 6 estimatedtranspennine express Get tickets2h 28m, direct

Travelling from Newcastle to Manchester by train in 2 hours and 15 minutes

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.  

Eager to start? Begin your search for cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Manchester in our Journey Planner now! For more information about the journey, scroll down for timetables with first and last train times, tips on booking cheap train tickets and FAQs.

Journey details

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

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to Manchester is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to Manchester cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Newcastle to Manchester?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Newcastle to Manchester cover a distance of around 106 miles (170 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Newcastle.

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Manchester

Train tickets from Newcastle to Manchester start at £20.60 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 Manchester 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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