Ariel view of the Tyne river and city of Newcastle

Trains to Newcastle

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne. Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East and forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation, the eighth most populous urban area in the United Kingdom

Getting there

Newcastle railway station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line. Newcastle station is one of the busiest stations in Britain.

In recent years, work was completed on the stations historic entrance. Glazing was placed over the historic arches and the Victorian architecture was enhanced, transforming the 19th century public portico. The station is one of only six Grade One listed railway stations in the UK.

Opened in 1850 by Queen Victoria, Newcastle Central was the first covered railway station in the world and was much copied across the UK. A key feature of the station building is the neoclassical façade.

Services operate south to London King's Cross with a journey time of around three hours and north to Scotland with all trains calling at Edinburgh and a small number of trains extended to Glasgow Central, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Last updated:   11 October 2021