|Distance||246 miles (397 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 50 min|
|Average train ticket price||£74 (€84)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains|
Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to London cover the 246 miles (397 km) long route taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £56, but the average price of train tickets is £74.
Taking a train from Newcastle to London is a fast and convenient way to travel between these two cities. Trains from Newcastle to London are operated by LNER and depart once or twice an hour throughout the day, from Monday to Sunday. The fastest journey time for a train from Newcastle to London is just under three hours.
From Monday to Sunday, trains from Newcastle to London Kings Cross depart up to two times per hour, with the first train departing early in the morning and the final train departing late in the evening, arriving in London in the early hours of the following day.
The fastest direct LNER train from Newcastle to London take just under 3 hours. Some services have a few more stops and take a little longer at just over three hours.
Departure train station: Trains for London depart from Newcastle Central Railway Station, the biggest and busiest train station in northeast England. The station is in the heart of the city, a short stroll from the main shopping area. The station is also the busiest stop on the city's metro system, making it easy to get there from anywhere in Newcastle. Facilities include shops, cafés, toilets, and ATMs.
Arrival train station: Trains from Newcastle arrive at London Kings Cross, one of the capital's major rail terminals. From Kings Cross, home to the famous Platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter, it's a ten-minute tube or bus journey into Central London. Kings Cross has multiple facilities, including waiting areas, toilets, ATMs, shops, cafés, and bars.
LNER (London North Eastern Railway) operates frequent, fast, and direct rail services from Newcastle to London. Unlike most British train operators, LNER is owned by the Department for Transport. It has one of the UK's most modern fleets and competitive ticket prices.
LNER services on this route are frequent, with one or two trains per hour throughout the week, from early in the morning until late in the evening. Direct services on this route take approximately three hours.
Passengers can choose from standard or first-class seating on all LNER trains from Newcastle to London. First-class seats include complimentary food and drink as well as faster WiFi, although free WiFi is available for all passengers. Food and drink are available from the café bar or a trolley on some services. Each passenger is permitted to take up to three items on board: a maximum of one large suitcase, one small carry-on bag, and a handbag.
Up to two dogs or cats can be taken on board but must be kept out of the aisles. Dogs must also be kept on leads and off seats. Passengers can take one bike on the train, provided space has been reserved in advance. Most LNER trains have space for up to five bikes, so it's important to reserve a space as early as possible. Folding bikes, however, can be stored in the standard luggage area and space does not need to be reserved.
LNER also offers assisted travel for those with reduced mobility or other needs. Passengers should contact the Assisted Travel Team ahead of their departure for help with their journey.
Get a bargain on tickets for Newcastle to London by booking online in advance, as early as possible. Booking designated train tickets rather than open tickets can mean huge savings. Travellers may get an even better price if they're flexible on their travel times and dates. In some instances, slower or indirect trains offer significant savings - passengers choosing this option could simply bring along a good book to enjoy the slightly longer journey.
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