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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
When you travel to Newcastle, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife, amazing architecture, or the beautiful countryside. 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.
The Discovery Museum is worth a visit if you've got kids. The Castle Keep is an exciting attraction if you're keen on history.
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. Filled with great bars and restaurants, Newcastle is a great destination for a long weekend, with regular trains coming here from major UK cities.
The fastest way to get to Newcastle is by train. From London King's Cross, Newcastle is only three hours away; if you’re coming from Edinburgh Waverley, the journey is 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 meagre cost; services extend all the way to the coast and airport.
Allow at least a couple of days to explore Newcastle and the surrounding area. You can walk along the Quayside and see the many famous bridges that cross the River Tyne. 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.
Top Newcastle Tours and Attractions
The Ouseburn Valley in the east end of Newcastle 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 the 2.5 miles long Victoria Tunnel, built in 1839 as a subterranean wagonway and used as a place for refuge during World War II. You can go on a two hour tour guiding you through the 700 metre tunnel.
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.