Manchester to Newcastle Train Tickets



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Make the most of your England adventure by traveling from Manchester to Newcastle by train. Whether you get there by TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway or CrossCountry high-speed train, you’re assured a smooth, relaxing trip, complete with a lovely panoramic view of the English countryside from your First or Second Class seat. Transpennine Express even offers several direct connections daily! Along the way, you’ll have access to a variety of convenient onboard services like at-seat catering, WiFi internet and personal power outlets.

Newcastle lies on the northern bank of the English River Tyne, joining with its sister-city Gateshead on the southern bank by the iconic Gateshead Millenium Bridge. Boasting an almost 2000-year-old history, Newcastle has many tales tell, as a booming shipbuilding industry, architectural wonder and multicultural metropolis. Popular attractions you won’t want to miss out on during your stay include the 12th-century medieval fortress known simply as “The Castle”, the Centre for Life science museum, Laing Art Gallery, and Grey’s Monument, located in the heart of the city.

Purchase your Manchester to Newcastle ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here and shortly after, 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’ll be set to travel!

Journey Details


Trains depart in 15- to 30-minute intervals during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 40 daily departures (7 of them direct routes)

Travel time

2 hours and 15 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle Central

Train features

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from Manchester 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.


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 at-seat food and drink service plus a free morning newspaper (available on select trains).
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Power outlets and work tables
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-tickets include a seat reservation 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 for travel from Manchester 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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