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Glasgow to Newcastle Train Tickets



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On your next excursion to the UK, treat yourself to a scenic trip from Glasgow to Newcastle by train! Whether you board with CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway or ScotRail, you’re assured a friendly and efficient high-speed travel experience. You’ll also benefit from flexible ticket fares, frequent daily departure times, plus a host of handy onboard services that include WiFi, food and drink.

Your journey by train brings you to the pride of northeast England: Newcastle. The nearly two-century-old city on the River Tyne is especially famous for its shipbuilding industry and historic university. But there is so much more to Newcastle, including seven visually stunning bridges linking the adjacent town of Gateshead. While sightseeing, be sure to stop by the Newcastle Castle, Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery and St. James’ Park football stadium!

Purchase your e-ticket to travel from Glasgow to Newcastle by train here. Soon after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 15 to 45 minutes, with an average of 37 departures daily (9 of them direct routes)

Travel time

2 hours and 33 minutes (fastest time; direct)
2 hours and 22 minutes (fastest time; 1 change)

Train stations

Glasgow Queen Street or Central and Newcastle Central

Train features

CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway and ScotRail high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 225km/h
Glasgow to Newcastle E-ticket fares

When booking your Glasgow to Newcastle train ticket, the following fare options may be available:

Ticket on Departure - Anytime

These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure - Advance

These 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. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure - Off-Peak

These tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Seat reservations are included.
Glasgow to Newcastle E-ticket classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches have spacious, comfortable seats. Onboard catering services are available, providing a selection of beverages, sandwiches, snacks and sweets.

First Class

First Class coaches have upgraded, premium-comfort seats with added leg and elbow room. Enjoy a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere, plus complimentary services like WiFi internet, morning newspapers, and at-seat catering on select train lines.
Glasgow to Newcastle E-ticket discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save on the adult ticket price. Children under 5 years of age travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • On-board food and drink catering
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Power outlets
  • TV monitors displaying up-to-date trip information, news and movies
  • Quiet Coach seating (available on select trains)
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage
  • Priority seating for passengers with special needs
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Seat reservations

In most cases, a seat reservation is included with a ‘Ticket on Departure’ e-ticket. Exceptions include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations and when the number of allocated reservable seats is filled. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

E-ticket purchase conditions and delivery

Tickets for travel from Glasgow to Newcastle by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by entering this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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