Travel comfortably from Bristol to Newcastle with CrossCountry and enjoy great savings on Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
In approximately five hours, you will be taken from Bristol to Newcastle on one of our well-equipped trains. Your journey will begin passing through the Cotswolds, where you can enjoy lush green views out of your window. You will travel up the spine of the country, passing through Yorkshire and continuing northwards until you cross the River Tyne into Newcastle.
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Travelling to Newcastle
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Travelling from Bristol to Newcastle
Awash with restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels and must-see tourist attractions, Newcastle is a great city to visit. A mix of modern and historic, with excellent shopping and amazing nightlife venues amongst ancient monuments, this city is one-of-a-kind. Whether you want to visit a museum and learn about the Roman settlers who famously built Hadrian’s Wall, go on an epic shopping spree or have a big night out on the town, Newcastle is lively, cultural and fun.
Are there direct trains from Bristol to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry runs regular direct trains between Bristol and Newcastle that take approximately five hours.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Bristol to Newcastle?
You can sit back and relax as CrossCountry take you from Bristol to Newcastle in complete comfort. Our full range of amenities includes a wide range of seating options, including table seats, charge points and dedicated luggage storage space. A trolley service of drinks and light refreshments will be available for the journey’s entirety. If you would like even more comfort, why not upgrade to a First Class ticket?
Does Newcastle Central Station have step-free access?
Newcastle Central Station has step-free access throughout and is further accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Staff help is also available for passengers needing extra assistance getting to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy and convenient to start exploring.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Central Station has baby changing facilities, as well as generous waiting rooms that families are encouraged to use while in the station. There are also many cafés and restaurants in the station where you can spend time before your journey.
For further information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Metro, Taxis and Buses in Newcastle
Newcastle provides a wealth of onward travel options for you to complete your journey. An excellent bus network connects the whole of the city to the surrounding areas, making it a cheap and easy choice. The Metro runs a regular service and connects the city centre with the airport and suburbs. Of if you prefer, there is also a taxi rank located adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Newcastle
The eclectic shopping available in Newcastle sets it apart as the style capital of the North. Independent boutiques, high street favourites, red-hot designer brands and malls such as intu Metrocentre and Eldon Square mean you really can shop ‘til you drop. And with the compact area and the abundance of coffee shops, pubs and markets, you can cram in as many shops as you like and refuel as you go!
Culture in Newcastle
Well-known for its world class nightlife, Newcastle is a place to party. But its Georgian core, smattering of galleries and increasingly diverse culinary scene mean it’s good for so much more. Immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history at the Discovery Museum, or check out the Great North Museum: Hancock, which explores both natural history and Hadrian’s Wall. If modern art is more your thing, head across the river to enjoy the artwork at the BALTIC gallery. Don’t leave without taking a trip to the Angel of the North, a steel sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley that is a famous part of the city’s skyline.
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