Travelling to Newcastle
First CrossCountry train - 10:11
Last CrossCountry train - 21:01
Travelling from Darlington to Newcastle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, usually just called Newcastle, is a vibrant city that is a perfect mix of modern and historic. Pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and shops are nestled between striking ancient monuments. World-class nightlife, excellent shopping, music venues, museums, gourmet restaurants – Newcastle’s got it all.
Are there direct trains from Darlington to Newcastle?
Direct trains run from Darlington to Newcastle and take about 30 minutes.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Darlington to Newcastle?
As you would expect from a CrossCountry train, our service from Darlington to Newcastle provides ample luggage space, a choice of seating and plug sockets for your electronics. Food and beverages can be purchased onboard to keep our passengers refreshed. If you fancy an even better service, why not buy a First Class ticket?
Does Newcastle Central Station have step-free access?
Newcastle Central Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. You can get assistance reaching platforms, as well as ramps for train access. Accessible ticket machines are also available.
How far is the city centre?
As you might expect Newcastle Central Station is located right in the centre of the action in Newcastle, providing easy access to many of the main attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Central Station has baby changing facilities and waiting rooms where families can spend time before their train. There is also a First Class lounge for those with a First Class ticket. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in the station, if families would prefer to wait there.
For further information about Newcastle Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Buses in Newcastle
Newcastle is a very well-connected city, providing lots of choice for onward travel. The Metro joins the station to the city centre and surrounding areas. Alternatively, regular bus services run in and out of the city. If you’re looking for something a little more direct, there is a taxi rank located outside the station.
Shopping in Newcastle
There are lots of different options for shopping in Newcastle. The city is home to several excellent shopping centres, including two of the largest in the UK, NewcastleGateshead and Intu Eldon Square. Go to Northumberland Street for all your high street favourites or explore the historic Central Arcade for a more unique shopping experience. Independent shops are scattered around the city and sell everything from homeware and antiques to vintage clothing. Visit High Bridge for stunning vintage finds or Jesmond for original Newcastle designers. If you love a bargain, get yourself down to Grainger Market, where you can find the best deals in the city.
Culture in Newcastle
Whether you’re music mad or a culture vulture, Newcastle is a great city to visit. Theatre, museums and galleries will keep you entertained for hours. And if you enjoy live music, Newcastle is home to some of best venues in the country. Check out Metro Radio Arena, the O2 Academy, or Sage Gateshead, a landmark waterfront music venue. Of course, a trip to Newcastle wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its legendary nightlife, so definitely enjoy some of the many bars and clubs for a memorable night on the town!
Spending time in Newcastle?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Newcastle Guide can help you plan the perfect day out!