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 Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne will cost around £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 45.
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2 h 19 m
2 h 54 m
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Of the 12 trains that leave Manchester for Newcastle upon Tyne every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 171 km distance in an average of 2 h 54 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 19 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 2 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.
|Distance||105 miles (170 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 19 min|
|Average train ticket price||£42 (€48)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne cover the 105 miles (170 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 19 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £38, but the average price of train tickets is £42.
Trains from Manchester to Newcastle tend to run once every hour, although this can vary. The route is usually direct although on some occasions it may necessitate a change. The journey takes close to three hours to complete.
Trains on this popular route tend to run regularly, with a train departing around once per hour. Most journeys on this route run on a direct basis, although on some occasions they require a change in a city such as York. The first train of the day tends to pull out of Manchester Victoria at approximately 6:30 a.m. and then reach Newcastle about three hours later. The time of the last service at the end of the day can vary - it can leave as early as 5:30 p.m., or around then.
The journey on the train from one city to the next always takes more than two hours to complete. Depending on whether a change is required, however, the precise journey time can vary. Sometimes it is as fast as two and three quarter hours, while on other occasions it can take around three hours.
Departure train station: Manchester Victoria. Trains from Manchester on this route leave from this major station in central Manchester, located about 11 minutes' walk from the city centre. The station has cycle storage and a bus connection service.
Arrival train station: Newcastle Central. Services on this route tend to terminate at this station, which is situated about a 6 minute walk from the city centre and has amenities such as baby change facilities and a car park for passengers to use.
The main provider running trains from Manchester to Newcastle is Transpennine Express. The service runs regularly and does not always require a change.
Transpennine Express operates services on this route about once every hour. Usually, it takes just under three hours for the journey to be completed. Transpennine Express does not always require passengers to change trains - although this is sometimes necessary, usually in a location like York. The journey time with Transpennine Express is always more than two hours.
There are racks available for luggage, and the operator asks that bags do not block the aisles. It is also possible to bring a maximum of two dogs on board with no additional charge. Disabled passengers, meanwhile, are permitted to bring guide dogs or hearing dogs on board. Customers can speak to members of staff in order to get the support they need. First class accommodation is available on board Transpennine Express trains from Manchester to Newcastle, and it comes with power sockets. The seats in first class also recline, and have a much more spacious feel than in standard class. Bringing bicycles on board is sometimes possible, although if the train is very busy then it may not be permitted. Passengers are reminded that there are cycle storage options at many major stations, and that it is prudent to book a reservation for a bike in advance. It is possible to do this online, via the phone or even in person at a booking office, and while it can be done with a quarter of an hour to spare, it is advisable to do it as early as possible.
It's a good idea to book your journey well in advance of your actual travel date. If you are willing to travel at a different time or on a different day, more prices will be available to you. Many trains from Manchester to Newcastle are direct, but not all of them are; if you don't have to get a direct train, it may be worth exploring the possibility of taking a connecting service which requires a changeover in York. This may be less convenient, it could also mean that you save some cash.
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