Leeds to Newcastle Train Tickets



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Explore even more of historic England by taking a trip from Leeds to Newcastle by train. Upon boarding a London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express high-speed commuter, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, carefree travel experience complemented by a wide range of friendly onboard services and convenient amenities. All trains offer both Standard and First Class seating options, as well as a splendid window view of the rolling English countryside!

In as little as 1 hour and 20 minutes, you’ll arrive in the time-honored city of Newcastle. Though its origins can be traced back nearly 2,000 years, today the city is a leading cultural, commercial and retail center. Newcastle is connected to its sister city Gateshead, which lies across the River Tyne, by no less than 10 bridges, the most famous of them being the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Key points of interest include “The Castle”, the International Centre for Life science exhibition, Newcastle Cathedral and Laing Art Gallery.

Purchase your Leeds to Newcastle ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket right here. In just a short while, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Use this number to retrieve your physical ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain and you’re ready for travel!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 5 to 10 minutes during peak times and every 25 minutes otherwise, with an average of 51 daily departures (36 of them direct routes)

Travel time

1 hour and 20 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Leeds and Newcastle Central

Train features

London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from Newcastle to Leeds 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.


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.


Off-peak 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.
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 complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and a morning newspaper.
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 (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include a seat reservation. 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 for travel from Leeds to Newcastle by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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