York to Newcastle Train Tickets



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Visit England’s treasured 2000-year-old city on the River Tyne by taking an exciting trip from York to Newcastle by train! TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry high-speed trains provide a comfortable, efficient travel experience by direct route that can have you disembarking in historic Newcastle in as little as 55 minutes’ time. All trains offer flexible ticket fares, the choice of First or Second Class seating, plus an assortment of handy onboard services designed to further optimize your journey.

Newcastle is perhaps most known for its shipbuilding past, esteemed university and connection with neighboring town Gateshead across the Tyne. It’s a city of classic and cutting edge architecture, cultural taste and engaging tourist attractions to suit both young and old. While in Newcastle, be sure to check out such popular sites as “The Castle” stone fortress, Discovery Museum, Hatton Gallery art museum and the innovative Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Purchase your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket to travel from York to Newcastle by train here. 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 all set to travel!

Journey Details


Trains depart in 5- to 20-minute intervals on average, with approximately 83 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

55 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

York and Newcastle Central

Train features

TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/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
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘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.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from York to Newcastle by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
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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