The cheapest trains from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£53

Average

£115

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne will cost around £ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

Cheapest
11:03Birmingham New Street3h29 14:32Newcastle
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£531One-way
09:03Birmingham New Street3h26 12:29Newcastle
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£1351One-way
08:03Birmingham New Street3h26 11:29Newcastle
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£1351One-way
10:03Birmingham New Street3h26 13:29Newcastle
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£1381One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne

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08:03Birmingham New Street3h26 11:29Newcastle
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09:03Birmingham New Street3h26 12:29Newcastle
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10:03Birmingham New Street3h26 13:29Newcastle
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11:03Birmingham New Street3h29 14:32Newcastle
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Thu
21 Oct
£53Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£135Cross Country
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Sat
23 Oct
£66Cross Country
£14National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£67Cross Country
£14Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£135Cross Country
£12National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£53Cross Country
£12National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£53Cross Country
£12National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£53Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£67Cross Country
£12National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£67Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£67Cross Country
£12National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£66Cross Country
£12National Express
Tue
2 Nov
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£12National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£53Cross Country
£8National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£53Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£66Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£66Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£67Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£66Cross Country
£8National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£52Cross Country
£8National Express

The fastest trains from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 26 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

278 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Birmingham for Newcastle upon Tyne every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 278 km distance in an average of 3 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 26 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 29 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:03Birmingham New Street3h26 12:29Newcastle
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£1351One-way
Fastest
08:03Birmingham New Street3h26 11:29Newcastle
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£1351One-way
Fastest
10:03Birmingham New Street3h26 13:29Newcastle
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£1381One-way
11:03Birmingham New Street3h29 14:32Newcastle
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£531One-way

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Train Information from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£83 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne cover the 172 miles (277 km) long route taking on average 3 h 24 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £83.

Train companies

Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne with CrossCountry

Travel between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne from £53 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find the perfect CrossCountry train between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 172 miles (277 km) on this journey and your CrossCountry Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne train ticket can cost as little as £53 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

  • Average Price: £53

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne and when travelling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Newcastle

Birmingham and Newcastle are located around 200 miles apart. The fastest trains on this route take around 3 hours. There are up to 20 direct trains available each day of the week with departure times spread throughout the day. Both departure and arrival stations are located in, or near, the city centre and have many facilities and access to public transport.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Newcastle?

The Cross Country train company operates the majority of the trains on this route, including both direct and indirect journeys. In addition, First Transpennine Express runs indirect train routes from Birmingham to Newcastle with a change required in Leeds or York.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Newcastle?

The journey from Birmingham to Newcastle takes up to 3.5 hours on a direct route. Indirect trains can take a little longer or considerably longer if there is an extended waiting time between the connecting trains.

How many trains are there from Birmingham to Newcastle?

There are usually 24 train departures from Birmingham each day. The majority of these trains take a direct route to Newcastle. The first train of the day is at around 6:00 a.m. and the last is at approximately 10:30 p.m. There are one or two train departures every hour throughout the day.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Birmingham to Newcastle?

Departure train station: The departure station for trains to Newcastle is Birmingham New Street station. The station is right in the city centre within walking distance of many areas. There are nearby bus and metro tram stops for further travel options. The redeveloped station has many shopping and dining venues, as well as luggage storage and a bureau de change.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for all trains from Birmingham is Newcastle Central railway station. The station is located around a mile from the city centre. Many destinations are within walking distance or there is an on-site Metro station and bus stops outside for transport around the city. The station offers a variety of facilities from shops and coffee shops to tourist information and waiting areas.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

Trains from Birmingham to Newcastle depart from Birmingham New Street station, situated in the centre of the city. Local area trains are available from Snow Hill and Moor Street stations, about 5 minutes walk from the station's Stephenson Street exit. Numerous city bus routes serve the station, with nearby stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street. The taxi rank is located on Navigation Street, close to the Victoria Square exit.

Getting into Newcastle by Train

The cultural and nightlife hub of the north-east, Newcastle offers a varied selection of historic and contemporary attractions. The 12th-century Castle Keep and Black Gate are relics of the city's status as a vital fortress, while developments such as the Baltic arts centre on the south bank of the Tyne show the region's modern aspect. Trains from Birmingham to Newcastle arrive at the main station in the city centre. Tyne and Wear Metro trains offer local connections and an airport service. There are bus stops nearby on Neville Street and Clayton Street West, with weekend night buses stopping on St. Nicholas Street. Taxis are available from the rank by the station entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne
Travel by train to Newcastle upon Tyne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne for as low as £53  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne is £83  one way.
What is the distance between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne by train?
The distance from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne by train is approximately 172 miles (277 km).
How long does it take from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne by train?
While the time it takes to travel 172 miles (277 km) between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne is on average 3 h 24 min.
Which train companies should I travel with from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne?
Take the Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne?
The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Newcastle upon Tyne is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne? When does the last train depart from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne?
The earliest train departing from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne leaves at 07: 03. The last train departing from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne leaves at 11: 03. You can find the latest Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne is on average £83 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Newcastle upon Tyne
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip to Newcastle upon Tyne from Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70