Newcastle to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£18

Average

£21

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.

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08:41Newcastle1h25 10:06Edinburgh Waverley
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£181One-way
09:11Newcastle1h47 10:58Edinburgh Waverley
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£191One-way
09:46Newcastle1h23 11:09Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
08:49Newcastle1h34 10:23Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
09:54Newcastle1h34 11:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£231One-way

Train schedule Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

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08:41Newcastle1h25 10:06Edinburgh Waverley
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08:49Newcastle1h34 10:23Edinburgh Waverley
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09:33Newcastle1h30 11:03Edinburgh Waverley
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09:46Newcastle1h23 11:09Edinburgh Waverley
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09:54Newcastle1h34 11:28Edinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 23 m

Average

1 h 32 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

148 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Newcastle upon Tyne for Edinburgh every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:46Newcastle1h23 11:09Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way
08:41Newcastle1h25 10:06Edinburgh Waverley
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£181One-way
09:33Newcastle1h30 11:03Edinburgh Waverley
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£241One-way
09:54Newcastle1h34 11:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£231One-way
08:49Newcastle1h34 10:23Edinburgh Waverley
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£221One-way

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Overview: Train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

distanceDistance91 miles (147 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£15 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, Lumo, London North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh cover the 91 miles (147 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Lumo, London North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £15.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and First TransPennine Express 3 trains Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

You can travel by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh with Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and First TransPennine Express 3 for as low as £11. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry
First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train ticket available today. 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 rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 91 miles (147 km) journey to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 30 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 6 a day

Looking for trains to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 91 miles (147 km) journey to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Newcastle upon Tyne - Edinburgh train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

Train information from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 45 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 2 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    A train from Newcastle to Edinburgh covers approximately 98 miles (147 km) to connect the two cities. Fortunately, most of the trains that operate along this route are high speed, comfortable and affordable. The best part is, you can find a direct train travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh in approximately 1h 25min or less.

    Newcastle to Edinburgh: Daily Departures

    There are approximately 116 trains running on this popular route every day. If you have an early meeting or some errands you need to run in Edinburgh, you’re better off boarding the first train, which departs at around 05:22. On average, there are up to four trains departing from Newcastle to Edinburgh every hour, which gives you much-needed flexibility when it comes to choosing the train you’ll be boarding. The latest train departs from Newcastle to Edinburgh at around 00:18.

    How long is the journey by train from Newcastle to Edinburgh?

    The fastest trains that operate from Newcastle to Edinburgh can get you to your destination in roughly 1h 23min. On the other hand, the slowest trains that service this route can get you to Edinburgh in about 1h 45min. Most of the trains that depart from Newcastle to Edinburgh very early in the morning or late in the evening are sleeper trains, and their travel durations might vary a lot during the weekends and holidays.

    Tyne and Swing bridges in Newcastle. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh?

    Departure train station: Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh usually depart from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne train station, located in the city centre. There is a bus station and taxi rank nearby, if you’ll be using them. The station has free Wi-Fi, eateries, coffee shops, cash machines, payphones, baby-changing facilities and toilets. While waiting for your train to depart, you can always sip a cup of coffee while reading through our online travel magazine.

    Arrival train station: Edinburgh Waverley train station has many facilities, such as toilets, baby-changing areas, showers, cash machines, payphones, car hire, trolleys, free public Wi-Fi, ticketing services, eateries, coffee shops and seating areas. The best part is that Edinburgh Waverley station is located in the city centre, which makes it easy to access. For instance, there are taxi ranks and bus stations just outside the train station, to get you wherever you want to go.

    Which train companies travel from Newcastle to Edinburgh?

    This busy route from Newcastle to Edinburgh is usually serviced by CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway or TransPennine Express. Before booking the train ticket for your journey, it’s best to compare the amenities offered by the various train companies. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the most comfortable journey possible. Additionally, these companies charge different prices for their train tickets. Direct trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh are usually faster than connecting ones.

    Night trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    If you’re looking for a night train from Newcastle to Edinburgh, your best option is booking the latest train, which departs from Newcastle at around 00:18. With a travel time of approximately 1h 31min, the train will arrive in Edinburgh at around 01:49. These night trains are ideal for those who do not have a tight schedule to follow.

    CrossCountry trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    CrossCountry is a high-speed train company in the United Kingdom, which offers both first-class and standard-class fares. All the CrossCountry trains that service this route are fitted with some of the best amenities available. Remember, you can purchase CrossCountry train tickets using our app, so you don’t need to spend your time queuing in line for tickets.

    London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    LNER operates high-speed, direct trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh, which only take about 1h 26min to complete the journey. If you’re travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh, you’ll be glad to learn that there are generally LNER trains servicing the route every hour. This frequency begins early in the morning until late at night, which gives passengers much-needed flexibility when planning their journey. Most of the LNER trains that service this route come with free Wi-Fi access, charging points and a free luggage allowance.

    TransPennine Express trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    TransPennine Express operates several high-speed trains along this route. Most of these are direct services, while the others involve one or two stops along the way. When you travel with the direct TransPennine Express services, you’ll usually arrive in Edinburgh in just over an hour. On the other hand, the slowest TransPennine Express trains will get you to your destination in about 1h 50min. TransPennine Express trains come with lots of amenities, including onboard entertainment, charging points, free Wi-Fi, free luggage allowance and comfortable seats.

    Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh: Sustainability travel

    All the train companies that service this route, such as CrossCountry, have already put measures in place to become more sustainable. The companies keep track of their environmental impact and energy consumption on all of their trains. This is made possible by implementing advanced technology such as the Driver Advisory System (DAS) and smart metering, which is being installed across all trains to provide drivers with real-time alerts on fuel-efficient driving, to help reduce carbon emissions.

    Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh: Services on Board

    Most of the trains that operate along this route offer comfortable seating, charging points and free Wi-Fi. It’s also important to note that most of the trains that operate along this route have both first and second class. However, the prices for first-class tickets tend to differ from one train company to the next, which is why you should compare all of them before booking your ticket. One of the best things about all the train companies that service the Newcastle to Edinburgh route is the fact they don’t charge any fees for luggage weighing up to 44 lb (20 kg). Also, train companies such as TransPennine and CrossCountry allow pets on board, but they must be kept on a leash or in a carrier for the entire journey. Train providers such as CrossCountry also have dedicated staff, who are always there to assist the elderly and disabled passengers whenever they need to board or alight from the trains. There are also train ramps that make it easier for disabled passengers to access the trains.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh

    The best way you can find a cheap train ticket from Newcastle to Edinburgh is by booking about seven days before your travelling date; the train tickets for this route are usually on sale months before the actual date. You can also get a great deal for train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh if you travel off peak. If you frequently travel along this route, you can always get a Railcard and save almost a third of what you’d spend on the journeys for the whole year. Another great way you can find a cheap train ticket from Newcastle to Edinburgh is by opting for slower or connecting trains, as well as being flexible with your travel dates. For instance, train tickets from Newcastle to Edinburgh tend to be cheaper during off-peak hours.

    Scott monument in Edinburgh at night. Source: Shutterstock

    To Edinburgh by train—travel tips

    Edinburgh is a bustling and vibrant city with a rich history and is host to many colourful festivals that take place every year. As a result, there is no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh. If you love shopping, you’ll be glad to learn that there are several luxury stores and beautiful boutiques in Edinburgh. The city can cater to all kinds of styles, tastes and budgets. Additionally, while you’re in Edinburgh, you can also enjoy a night out with friends in a restaurant of your choice. You can also make the most of the scenic outdoors in the Scottish capital. Some of the places that capture the true essence of Edinburgh’s beauty include:

    • Holyrood Park
    • Princes Street Gardens
    • The Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Inverleith Park
    • The Meadows
    • The Water of Leith Visitor Centre
    • Corstorphine Hill
    • Portobello Beach
    • The Pentland Hills

    Travel Tips: Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

    Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne to cost as little as £11  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £15  one way.
    The train distance from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is around 91 miles (147 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 91 miles (147 km) to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is on average 1 h 25 min.
    When taking a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh, you can count on Northern Rail, Lumo, London North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day to Edinburgh from Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’re looking for a direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh, consider travelling with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh leaves at 05: 22   and the last train for this leaves at 22: 08. Omio shows you the latest train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    You can find a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh to cost on average £15 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh.

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