The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Glasgow to Newcastle will cost around £ 64 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 40.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Glasgow for Newcastle every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 194 km distance in an average of 2h 27m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 24m .
The slowest train will take 2h 36m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 36 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£42|
|Trains depart from:||Glasgow|
|Trains arrive in:||Newcastle|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country, Scotrail, Northern Rail|
With over 30 trains departing on a daily basis, it has never been easier to travel from Glasgow to Newcastle. There are usually several direct trains available on any given day, but even with a train change thrown in the journey can take less than 2 hours 30 minutes. With departures spread throughout the day, passengers can choose their desired route.
A fairly wide selection of train companies offer journeys along this route. These include Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Rail, Scotrail and First Transpennine Express. Most trains are offered by London North Eastern Railway and Cross Country, both of which offer trains from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street stations. Direct trains are only available from Glasgow Central, however.
The journey from Glasgow to Newcastle by train can take just 2 hours 22 minutes when you travel with London North Eastern Railway from Glasgow Queen Street station. This is the shortest journey, despite a train change in Edinburgh. Typically, the journey will take around 2 hours 40 minutes. Journey times become longer after peak travel time ends, and can be as long as 8 hours when travelling overnight.
Passengers can expect up to 35 departures on routes from Glasgow to Newcastle. Services start from very early in the morning, continuing until late at night. With up to 3 departures per hour and a mixture of direct and connecting trains, passengers can easily find a route that suits them.
Departure train stations: Trains can depart from either Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street. Glasgow Central is the busiest train station in Scotland, though Queen Street may soon be even busier, as it’s more central and is undergoing major redevelopment until 2020. Both stations offer a wide variety of shopping and dining facilities as well as public Wi-Fi.
Arrival train station: Newcastle’s central rail hub is conveniently located above a Metro station from which most of Newcastle is easily accessible. The station itself is bustling with shops and restaurants and is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre.