Travelling to Newcastle
First CrossCountry train - 10:28
Last CrossCountry train - 21:19
Travelling from Durham to Newcastle
Newcastle is a vibrant city perfect for exploring. Just a short hop, skip and a jump from Durham, it makes sense to discover these cities together. Durham is filled with history, while Newcastle has a distinctly modern feel. With plenty of options to shop, party or visit some of the amazing cultural institutions, you certainly won’t be bored.
Are there direct trains from Durham to Newcastle?
Yes, there’s no need to change on a CrossCountry service from Durham to Newcastle.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Durham to Newcastle?
On the short journey between Durham and Newcastle you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits you would expect from CrossCountry. You’ll have various seating options, charge points and luggage storage space. For an extra level of luxury, consider booking a ticket in our First Class coach.
Does Newcastle Central Station have step-free access?
Newcastle Central Station has step free access throughout the station. 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?
Newcastle Central Station is right in the heart of the city 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 that are available to all families using the station. Those with a First Class ticket can also use the First Class lounge. Families can also wait for their trains in one of the many cafés and restaurants in the station.
For further information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Newcastle
Those travelling to Newcastle have lots of choices for onward travel The Metro connects the station to the city centre and surrounding areas. Alternatively, regular bus services run throughout the city and many connect outside the station. There is also a taxi rank outside the station for those who prefer to travel directly to their destination.
Shopping in Newcastle
For those looking to go shopping, Newcastle has lots of options. The city is teeming with excellent shopping centres, boasting many perennial high-street favourites. The Metrocentre alone, located close to the station in Gateshead, is home to 330 shops. There are also many independent shops scattered around the city selling everything from homeware to vintage clothing. Visit High Bridge for stunning vintage finds or Jesmond for original Newcastle designers. For a bargain, we recommend Grainger Market, where you can find the best deals on books, cards, fresh produce and more. If you want substantial discounts on designer brands, venture a bit further to Royal Quays, just outside the city centre.
Culture in Newcastle
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Newcastle, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Culture vultures will enjoy the theatres, museums and galleries. Choose from the newly refurbished Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University, the family-friendly Discovery Museum and the iconic Sage Gateshead for live music. If the Newcastle party scene whets your appetite, you’ll love the city’s vast range of pubs, clubs and bars. You can find everything from locally-brewed craft beers to some of the swankiest cocktails around. If you’re a sports fan, check out the world-famous football club, Newcastle United.
Spending time in Newcastle
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!