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Newcastle to Edinburgh Train Tickets

Newcastle to Edinburgh Train Tickets

Discover the very essence of Scotland by taking a trip from Newcastle to Edinburgh by train. Whether you board with Virgin Trains East Coast 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
Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h

Newcastle to Edinburgh ticket fare options

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh 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.
  • 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 9:30 am and between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • 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.

Newcastle to Edinburgh 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 a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and morning newspapers.

Newcastle to Edinburgh 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
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets and work tables for laptops
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches

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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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