Trains to Newcastle
Cheap Trains to Newcastle
"Its party reputation is still well-deserved, but Newcastle is more than just a night out, it's a breeding ground for avant-garde art and cutting edge culture too.” TNT Magazine
Tip 1: Buy An Advance Fare
To access cheap train tickets to Newcastle, we advise that you book your trains in advance. Railway companies offer advance tickets 12 weeks before your date of travel, although demand for these fares is high so book as early as possible! If this you are unable to book so early, it is still possible to buy these advance fares up to an hour before you depart.
Buy your ticket with us and in no time you could be enjoying the vibrant nightlife, amazing architecture or alternatively the beautiful countryside surrounding Newcastle with Alan Shearer and Cheryl Cole (well you never know). You might want to take in a match at St James' Park, enjoy an interesting visit to The Baltic or watch a play at the Theatre Royal. Newcastle is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends - with beaches and hills easily accessible.
Tip 2: Ditch the Booking Fees.
Other train companies may charge booking fees on their tickets, but not us. At Split My Fare, we don't charge booking or credit card fees - if we are able to save you money through splitting your ticket we only take 10% of the saving you make. We are a National Rail accredited retailer so you can feel confident using us to buy your cheap train tickets to Newcastle.
Tip 3: Avoid Peak Times
When searching for cheap train fares, it is best to avoid popular routes at peak times. Fare prices can vary based on demand so avoid weekends, bank holidays and rush hour to pick up the cheapest tickets and bag yourself a bargain.
Tip 4: Take Advantage Of Groupsave
Newcastle is a popular group destination whether coming from the South, North or West. The best train tickets to Newcastle for a group can be purchased by travelling together and booking together during off-peak hours. You can get up to 1/3 off for a group of 3-9 people with a Groupsave Discount. With Split My Fare the discount is automatically applied and you can avoid lots of paper tickets which are generated by our split ticketing by using a Mobile E-ticket and forwarding the tickets to your group by mobile phone.
We recommend a visit to the Discovery Museum if you've got kids. For those looking for a good night out The Diamond Strip is a party-goers preferred destination.
Newcastle is renowned all over the UK for its vibrant nightlife scene, thanks in part to the more than 40,000 students who live there. Surrounded by exceptional bars and upscale restaurants, Newcastle is fast becoming a weekend trippers delight - with regular trains from all major UK cities.
Tip 5: Explore the difference in price between single and return tickets
You can save money by comparing the price of single, return and open return train tickets when making your journey to Newcastle train station. You will need to plan your return journey but sometimes paying for 2 single tickets can be cheaper than a return. Here at Split My Fare we automatically look for the best deal for you and sell you whichever tickets work out to be the best value.
Tip 6: Travel using slower trains
You may be able to get cheap train tickets to Newcastle if you are not in too much of a hurry to get there. It is possible to save money by trying to find a slower train on a less direct route. I you use our site we will do this for you automatically and give you alternatives. If you are unable to take longer you have the option of selecting to only see the fastest journey by using our site.
The best way to reach Newcastle is by using its extensive network of trains. Coming from London King's Cross, Newcastle is only three hours away & if you’re coming from Edinburgh Waverley, the journey is only one and a half hours. Take advantage of the brilliant local metro system, a day-rider pass can take you across the city for a fraction of the normal ticket cost - services extend all the way to the coast and airport.
You should allow at least a couple of days to explore Newcastle and the surrounding area. You can start walking along the quayside see the many famous bridges that cross the River Tyne to Gateshead across the water. Gateshead is home to the Sage concert venue and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The Baltic showcases the work and installations of some of the best contemporary artists in the world - the complex has a performance space, cinema, bar and a rooftop restaurant.
Tip 7: Standard tickets might not always be cheapest
It seems strange but 1st class tickets are sometimes comparable pricewise to standard ones. This is due to fluctuating demand. If there is a low amount of 1st class being sold then rail companies reduce 1st class tickets to sell them. Make sure when booking your journey that you check the price of a first class ticket. These tickets to Newcastle also get you food, drink and extra space to spread out comfortably on both parts of your return journey.
Tip 8: Travelcards can save you money
You can get up to 1/3 off your train tickets to Newcastle if you find one card which is applicable to you from the long list of possibilities. Most cards cost £30 per year and you can purchase some for £70 for a 3 year period.
If you have a family or travel as a big group, then the Family & Friends card will be perfect for you. As well as giving 1/3 off most adult fares, children will get 60% off most fares. This can be used for up to 4 Adults and 4 Children.
The Senior Railcard, available for those over 60 provides 1/3 off most tickets but is slightly cheaper, with a 3-year card available for just £70!
For Disabled Passengers, you can purchase a Disabled Persons Railcard for just £20 a year, again getting 1/3 off your tickets.
There are other Railcards available for passengers to use on their journeys, including the16-25 and 26-30 cards and Network Railcard.
The Ouseburn Valley is situated to the east of Newcastle’s city centre and is a hub for the arts and creative industries. The city also provides easy access to the beaches of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay on the coast.
Underneath the streets of Newcastle is a 2.5-mile-long tunnel known as the Victoria Tunnel, which was built around 1839 as a subterranean wagonway and a place for refuge during World War II. You can take part in a two-hour tour that will take you into the 700-metre long section of this historic tunnel.
Tip 9: Try to be flexible
Choosing to travel on a choice of dates can mean that you make savings. Please view your different options on our journey planner and amend your plans if possible depending on the price of tickets. You may also save on tickets to Newcastle by travelling at less popular times of day.
Frequently Asked Questions
🤔 How do I get the cheapest tickets to Newcastle?
Check our tips above, but in general you want to book as early as possible, be as flexible as you can with your travel times and check the price of two singles versus a return. Check out our journey planner for more information.
✈️ Does Newcastle Airport have a train station?
Yes it has a metro stop that goes directly to the city centre at Newcastle train station arrivals, it takes just 25 minutes and is a one train journey. Train tickets are available from the Newcastle Airport metro stop itself - if you'll be travelling around the city we suggest getting a day rider.
💷 Why are trains to Newcastle so expensive?
Train tickets in Newcastle are particularly expensive because the train network is privately owned. Despite the theory being privatised rail travel would reduce rail fares through competition, the truth is fares are the highest they have ever been thanks to profiteering from train companies. We have a few tips on how you can save on your tickets to Newcastle above.