Make your way from Birmingham to Newcastle with CrossCountry. Enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free journey, as well as Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The journey from Birmingham to Newcastle takes you through some of the country’s most beautiful cities, such as York and Durham. You’ll also crisscross the stunning countryside of the Midlands, passing through the Peak District and the rolling hills of Yorkshire before reaching Newcastle Central Station. Arrive directly into the city centre ready to enjoy everything that Newcastle has to offer!
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Travelling to Newcastle
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Travelling from Birmingham to Newcastle
Newcastle is a jewel in the crown of the North East. This busy metropolis is a firm favourite with sports fans, serious shoppers, culture vultures and holiday goers alike. Whether you’re going for a weekend or a week, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you occupied in Newcastle.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Newcastle?
Yes, our CrossCountry services from Birmingham to Newcastle are direct, with no need to change trains.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Newcastle?
You’ll get all the standard creature comforts on a CrossCountry service from Birmingham to Newcastle. Enjoy a range of seating options (including table seats), lots of charge points and an at-seat service of light refreshments. If you’re looking for the next level of comfort, why not consider booking yourself a First Class ticket?
Does Newcastle Station have step-free access?
All of Newcastle Station enjoys step-free access. The station is also fully accessible to those with a range of accessibility needs; you will find accessible ticket machines, ramps for train access and assistance reaching platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Station is conveniently located in the centre of the city, providing access to many of the shops, bars and attractions of the city.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle station has waiting rooms and baby changing facilities. Those with first class tickets also can make use of the First Class lounge. Families can also take advantage of the many cafes and restaurants in the station while waiting for their train.
For further information about Newcastle Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Metro, Taxis and Buses in Newcastle
Newcastle Station is conveniently located for those planning on making an onwards journey. The Newcastle Metro system has two lines connecting the station to the city centre and outlying areas. Inexpensive tickets and regular trains make it a perfect choice for those travelling through the city. Alternatively, regular bus services run throughout the city and many connect outside the station. There is also a taxi rank outside the station.
Shopping in Newcastle
Whatever you’re looking for in terms of shopping, Newcastle is sure to deliver. The city centre is chock-a-block with all your high street favourites, many of which can be found in the shopping centres such as Metrocentre, Eldon Square and more. Those looking for a bargain may consider travelling to the Royal Quays, outside the city centre, for substantial discounts on designer brands. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, the city is also home to many independent shops. Visit High Bridge for stunning vintage finds, or Jesmond for original Newcastle designers.
Culture in Newcastle
Famed for its nightlife and sports teams, there’s much more to Newcastle than clubbing and football. Explore museums, go shopping, enjoy concerts and make the most of the bustling city centre. That said, the party scene is second to none. The huge range of pubs, clubs and bars covers everything from locally brewed craft beers to some of the best swanky cocktails around. Alongside their world-famous football club, Newcastle United, the city also has the Newcastle Falcons rugby team and is home to a horseracing course.
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Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Newcastle Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!
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