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Edinburgh to Newcastle Train Tickets

Edinburgh to Newcastle Train Tickets

Discover a little piece of England by taking a trip from Edinburgh to Newcastle by train. Whether you board with Virgin Trains East Coast or CrossCountry, you’re sure to delight in a simple travel experience enhanced by a wide variety of creature comforts and services with a smile. As you settle in to your Standard or First Class seat, sit back and enjoy a breathtaking view of the U.K. landscape streaming past your window!

Newcastle is located on the north bank of England’s River Tyne and is linked to its south-bank sister city, Gateshead, by the impressive Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Popular attractions include the St. Nicholas Cathedral, Discovery Museum, and the city art gallery unusually named “The Biscuit Factory”.

Buy your convenient Edinburgh to Newcastle ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey details

Trains depart in 5- to 30-minute intervals, with an average of 42 total departures daily

Travel time
1 hour and 22 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Edinburgh Waverley and Newcastle Central

Train features
Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h

Edinburgh to Newcastle ticket fare options

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from Edinburgh to Newcastle by train, the following fare options may be available:
  • Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
  • Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
  • Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.

Edinburgh to Newcastle ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class
    First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and morning newspapers.

Edinburgh to Newcastle ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets and work tables for laptops
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches

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Seat reservations
When booking your Edinburgh to Newcastle ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed. Receive your ticket collection reference number (PNR) by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from Edinburgh to Newcastle by train.

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