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Newcastle to London Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Newcastle to London Train Tickets

Experience England in a unique way by booking a trip from Newcastle to London by train with Virgin Trains East Coast. Each day, a number of VT InterCity 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!

From Newcastle, you will travel south by train to London where there is much to see, including the monumental “Big Ben” clock tower, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and unique “London Eye” observation wheel, just to name a few.

Your Virgin Trains East Coast ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket can be purchased here, and is valid for either a single or return trip, seat reservation included. Once booked, you will receive your purchase confirmation, complete with a ticket collection reference number, via email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket dispensing machine and you’re set to travel from Newcastle to London by train!

Journey details

Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes from Newcastle Central Station, with an average total of 32 departures daily.

Travel time
2 hours and 36 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations
Newcastle Central and London King’s Cross

Train features
Virgin Trains East Coast InterCity high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h

Virgin Trains East Coast E-ticket fares

  • 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 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.

Virgin Trains East Coast E-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.

Virgin Trains East Coast E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Services aboard VT East Coast InterCity trains

  • Onboard food and drink catering via “The Foodbar”
  • WiFi access
  • Large fold-out tables
  • Power outlets
  • “Quiet Coach” railcars

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Seat reservations
In most cases, a ‘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.

E-ticket purchase conditions and delivery
E-tickets for travel from Newcastle to London 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 #. Simply collect your physical ticket using this number at a self-service ticket machine at the train station before boarding.

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