Travelling to Newcastle
First CrossCountry train - 08:19
Last CrossCountry train - 16:17
Travelling from Doncaster to Newcastle
Awash with restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels and must-see tourist attractions, Newcastle is a great city to visit.
Those visiting Newcastle will enjoy the fascinating mix of modern and historic which can be found in this unique city. With a rich history dating back to before the Roman settlers who famously built Hadrian’s wall here, there is plenty to discover in the many museums. However, if you’re looking for something less intellectual, shopping, music, theatre and nightlife build a fascinatingly diverse city to explore.
Are there direct trains from Doncaster to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry runs regular direct trains between Doncaster and Newcastle.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Doncaster to Newcastle?
There’s much to enjoy on our services from Doncaster to Newcastle; make use of various seating options including table seats, electric sockets and standard and dedicated luggage storage space. There is also a trolley service of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available. However, should you want to make the most of free WiFi, complimentary drinks and snacks, and extra leg room, we recommend upgrading to First Class.
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.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it the perfect to explore the city.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Station has generous waiting rooms as well as baby changing facilities which families are encouraged to use while in the station. Should you prefer, there are also many cafés and restaurants in the station where you can also wait.
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
Once you have arrived in Newcastle a variety of onward travel options are open to you to complete your journey. You may wish to choose the regular Metro services which connect the city centre with the airport and suburbs. Alternatively, an excellent bus network connects the whole of the city with the surrounding areas, making it a cheap and easy choice. However, should you prefer to reach your destination directly, you might choose to travel by cab; a taxi rank is conveniently located adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Newcastle
Newcastle is haven for shopaholics, with a choice of favourite brands and designers as well as a whole host of independent shops and boutiques you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else! There is a plethora of shopping malls to choose from, where you will be able to find high street favourites side by side with unique independent stores, intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are the largest and best of these. The former is conveniently located in the city centre, while the latter is located just outside of the city and is the largest shopping centre in Europe.
Culture in Newcastle
Perhaps best known for its Roman history and unparalleled nightlife, the culture in Newcastle is one of extremes. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Newcastle in the Great North Museum: Hancock, which explores both Natural history and Hadrian’s Wall, or in the Discovery Museum, where you can learn about local history and science. However, if the nightlife is more to your tastes, we recommend starting your night at one of the amazing contemporary fine dining establishments which have sprung up in abundance in Quayside. Then, continue your night in one of the classy cocktail bars, or choose a traditional northern pub experience.
Spending time in Newcastle?
However long you’re planning on staying in the toon check out our Newcastle Guide, to help you plan the perfect visit!