London to Newcastle Train Tickets



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Experience England in a unique way by booking a trip from London to Newcastle by train with London North Eastern Railway. Each day, several high-speed trains link passengers between the two English cities comfortably and efficiently. Get a glimpse of the U.K.’s rich scenic tapestry outside your Standard or First Class seat window as you enjoy the friendly onboard services and amenities at your disposal!

You’ll travel north by train to historic Newcastle, a nearly 2,000-year-old city located on the River Tyne. Once known for its thriving shipbuilding industry, Newcastle today is famous for its prestigious university, its many architecturally-inspiring bridges, and its vivid cultural scene. Must-see attractions include “The Castle”, the Great North Museum, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Laing Art Gallery and the ultra-modern, tilting Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Purchase your London North Eastern Railway ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email shortly thereafter. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be set to travel from London to Newcastle by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes from London King’s Cross station, with an average of 28 non-stop departures daily.

Travel time

2 hours and 46 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

London King’s Cross and Newcastle Central

Train features

London North Eastern Railway InterCity high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, 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 & Super Off-Peak

Off-peak & Super 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. Super Off-peak tickets may be more restrictive.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class railcars provide comfortable, quality seating. Passengers have the option of reserving a specific seat on the train when booking their ticket. Also, priority seating is readily accessible for the elderly and disabled travelers in all railcars.

First Class

First class railcars are equipped with roomier, reclining seats that offer more leg and elbow room; particularly beneficial for long trips. Passengers can enjoy the complimentary at-seat food and drink service and a free 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 via “The Foodbar”
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets
  • Large fold-out tables
  • “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

E-tickets for travel from London 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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