The cheapest trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 Nov

Cheapest

£138

Average

£138

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 Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham will cost around £ 138 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 138.

Cheapest
12:40Newcastle3h24 16:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
Cheapest
08:28Dunston4h40 13:08Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
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08:40Newcastle3h24 12:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
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09:41Newcastle3h27 13:08Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
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08:07Dunston3h57 12:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way

Timetable Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham

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08:07Dunston3h57 12:04Birmingham New Street
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08:28Dunston4h40 13:08Birmingham New Street
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08:40Newcastle3h24 12:04Birmingham New Street
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09:33Dunston3h54 13:27Birmingham New Street
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09:41Newcastle3h27 13:08Birmingham New Street
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10:03Dunston4h55 14:58Birmingham New Street
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10:03Dunston5h02 15:05Birmingham New Street
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10:32Dunston4h36 15:08Birmingham New Street
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10:35Newcastle2h52 13:27Birmingham New Street
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10:41Newcastle3h23 14:04Birmingham New Street
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11:39Newcastle3h29 15:08Birmingham New Street
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12:40Newcastle3h24 16:04Birmingham New Street
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Tue
30 Nov
£138Cross Country
£14Megabus
Wed
1 Dec
£53Cross Country
£12Megabus
Thu
2 Dec
£138Cross Country
£14National Express
Fri
3 Dec
£138Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£138Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£139Cross Country
£12Megabus
Mon
6 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12Megabus
Tue
7 Dec
£53Cross Country
£10National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£53Cross Country
£10National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£67Cross Country
£14National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£67Cross Country
£14National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£67Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£67Cross Country
£10National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£67Cross Country
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Fri
17 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sun
19 Dec
£67Cross Country
£12Megabus

The fastest trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 Nov

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

3 h 55 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

278 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Newcastle upon Tyne for Birmingham every day 6 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 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 52 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 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.

Fastest
10:35Newcastle2h52 13:27Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
10:41Newcastle3h23 14:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
12:40Newcastle3h24 16:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
08:40Newcastle3h24 12:04Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way
09:41Newcastle3h27 13:08Birmingham New Street
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£1381One-way

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Train Information to Birmingham from Newcastle upon Tyne

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£126 (€142)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham cover the 172 miles (277 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 23 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 route for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £126.

Train companies

CrossCountry Newcastle upon Tyne – Birmingham

You can travel by train between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as £53. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

CrossCountry

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

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Newcastle upon Tyne - Birmingham route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham is around 172 miles (277 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £53. As you check the latest Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 39 min
  • Average Price: £53
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Newcastle to Birmingham: Journey Details

CrossCountry provide direct trains from Newcastle to Birmingham. Weekday services start with an early morning departure followed by 2 trains every hour until the final train in mid evening. Journey times range from 2 hours and 50 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Earlier morning departures are possible using indirect trains. These journeys involve taking a Virgin Trains East Coast service from Newcastle and changing to a CrossCountry train at York or Doncaster. Sunday schedules feature a slightly reduced service with a later departure time for the first train.

Taking the Train from Newcastle

Trains from Newcastle to Birmingham depart from the main station located in the city centre. Tyne and Wear Metro trains connect the station to the airport and regional destinations. Buses serving the city depart from nearby stops on Neville Street, Clayton Street West and Westgate Road. At weekends, some night buses are available from stops on St. Nicholas Street. Eldon Square and Haymarket bus stations are about 10 minutes away on foot. The taxi rank is located at the front of the station.

Getting into Birmingham by Train

Birmingham has a profusion of galleries and museums, notably Cadbury World, with 14 zones devoted to the history and enjoyment of chocolate. The city's Jewellery Quarter is a fascinating area full of galleries and historic buildings. Trains from Newcastle to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street station, close to the city centre. Local trains around the region are available from Moor Street and Snow Hill stations about 5 minutes walk from New Street. There are numerous city buses available from the adjacent stops on Hill Street and Smallbrook Queensway. The taxi rank is close to the Victoria Street exit, on Navigation Street.

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Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham to cost as little as £53  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham?
The Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train ticket price is on average £126  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham via train?
The Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train distance is approximately 172 miles (277 km).
How long is the train journey between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham?
The Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train duration is on average 3 h 23 min, which is to be expected when travelling 172 miles (277 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train companies can take me from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham?
For the best Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I purchase Newcastle upon Tyne Birmingham train tickets to score the best deals?
If you buy Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £126. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Newcastle upon Tyne
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Newcastle upon Tyne is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your trip from Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham.