Newcastle to Manchester Train Tickets



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Make the most of your England adventure by traveling from Newcastle to Manchester by train. Whether you get there by TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains 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.

Step off the train and step into a rich cultural world that once paved the way for the Industrial Revolution! Along with its enduring textile heritage, Manchester is known for its architecture, sports, visual and performing arts, and annual international festivals. Popular city attractions you won’t want to miss out on during your stay include the historical Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, Beetham Tower, and the trendy, bohemian Northern Quarter district.

Purchase your Newcastle to Manchester ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here and shortly after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Simply 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 approximately every 10 minutes during peak times and every 25 minutes otherwise, with an average of 46 daily departures (7 of them direct routes)

Travel time

2 hours and 22 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Newcastle Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Train features

TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

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

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
  • “Quiet Coach” seating on select trains
  • 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 Newcastle to Manchester 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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