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Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train

It takes an average of 4h 59m to travel from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train, over a distance of around 95 miles (152 km). There are normally 110 trains per day travelling from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle and tickets for this journey start from £35.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
PriceFrom £35.70
Distance95 miles (152 km)
Frequency110 trains per day
First train03:57
Last train23:49
Departure stationPreston (Lancs)
Arrival stationNewcastle
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Lumo

Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle for Tuesday 8th November 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:48 14:11 3h 23m, 2 changes
11:04 14:16 3h 12m, 1 change
12:04 14:57 2h 53m, 1 change
13:05 16:04 2h 59m, 1 change
13:12 16:44 3h 32m, 2 changes
13:53 16:46 2h 53m, 1 change
14:05 17:15 3h 10m, 1 change
14:08 17:44 3h 36m, 2 changes
15:03 17:52 2h 49m, 1 change
15:10 18:50 3h 40m, 2 changes

Travel from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train in 2 hours 41 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train is 4 hours 59 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 41 minutes. You'll usually find 110 trains per day travelling the 95 miles (152 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Newcastle. You'll be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Lumo on your way to Newcastle, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle start from £35.70 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Newcastle, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle? 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 Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle take?

The average journey time by train between Preston (Lancs) and Newcastle is 4 hours and 59 minutes, with around 110 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 Preston (Lancs) and Newcastle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle is 2 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle cost?

Train ticket prices from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle can start from as little as £35.70 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 Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle?

No, there are no direct train services from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle. Travelling from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle leave?

The first train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle leaves at 03:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle leave?

The last train from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle leaves at 23:49. 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 Preston (Lancs) and Newcastle by train?

Trains travelling from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle cover a distance of around 95 miles (152 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Newcastle to Preston (Lancs).

Cheap train tickets from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle

Train tickets from Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle start at £35.70 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 Preston (Lancs) to Newcastle 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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