Newcastle to Edinburgh Train Tickets



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Discover the very essence of Scotland by taking a trip from Newcastle to Edinburgh by train. Whether you board with London North Eastern Railway 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 into your Standard or First Class seat, sit back and enjoy a breathtaking view of the U.K. landscape streaming past your window!

From Newcastle, you’ll travel northwest to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Here, you’ll find both the historic Old Town, with its cobblestone streets and carefully-preserved gothic buildings, and New Town, with its distinctive Georgian architecture and lush public gardens. Other must-see attractions include Holyrood Park, the futuristic Our Dynamic Earth science center and Princes Street, Edinburgh’s extensive shopping district.

Buy your convenient Newcastle to Edinburgh ‘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 15-minute intervals during peak times and every 45 minutes otherwise, with an average of 42 total departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 25 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Newcastle Central and Edinburgh Waverley

Train features

London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/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 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

When booking your Newcastle to Edinburgh 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 Newcastle to Edinburgh by train.

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