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The journey from Leeds to Newcastle takes passengers on a beautiful route through many of the UK’s prettiest northern towns and villages such as Chester-le-Street. Trains from Leeds to Newcastle take on average 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the journey. Newcastle’s train station boasts a convenient central location that is well serviced by numerous public transportation options for visitor to take advantage of when they arrive.
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Travelling from Leeds to Newcastle
There are many reasons why Newcastle is such a popular destination. It’s home to a famous Premier League football team, a plethora of shopping opportunities and various entertainment venues. Plus, there are also plenty of historical places to explore, such as the Victoria Tunnels. The Quayside area of the city is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the views of the cityscape from the Millennium Bridge. Watching a show at the Theatre Royal is the perfect experience for culture vultures, while others may prefer to sample the nightlife that Newcastle is famous for.
Are there direct trains from Leeds to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry trains can take you directly from Leeds to Newcastle.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Newcastle?
CrossCountry trains running from Leeds to Newcastle provide passengers with a range of on-board facilities to ensure a comfortable journey. If you are travelling with electrical items, you may want to sit at one of our tables where you will find electric sockets. There is also a choice of seating options, plus our catering carriages serve hot and cold snacks and drinks. If you want to enjoy travelling in extra comfort, reserve a seat in First Class.
Does Newcastle have step-free access?
Yes, the entire station is fully accessible to people with a range of mobility needs. Anyone who requires specialist assistance to and from the platforms can pre-arrange this service and passengers can also use our accessible ticket machines.
How far is the city centre?
Located in the centre of the city on Neville Street, Newcastle Central Station boasts a convenient location making it quick and easy to get into the heart of the action.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Newcastle Station can take advantage of the many family-friendly amenities. These include baby changing areas, waiting rooms and a choice of places to grab something to eat and drink. There is also a First Class lounge for anyone travelling First Class and shops if you need to stock up on travel essentials.
For more information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Buses, Trains & Taxis
There are many transportation options when you arrive at Newcastle Train Station. Buses can be found outside the main doors on Neville Street, plus other services run from nearby Clayton Street West. The PlusBus scheme is available for anyone who purchases their bus ticket at the same time as their rail travel and the bus services will take you in and around the city. Beneath the train station, passengers can use the Metro station, while the taxi rank offers another option for those who want to go directly to their next destination.
Well-known for its choice of modern shopping centres, Newcastle is home to the intu Metrocentre, as well as the intu Eldon Square where you can find a selection of some of the most popular high street shops. If you prefer to shop in boutique and independent stores head to Grainger Town, while the Central Arcade is the place to go if you want to treat yourself to some designer gear from famous names like Kurt Geiger and Jigsaw.
If you want to experience the cultural side of Newcastle, go to the Victoria Tunnels where the guided tours will entertain all the family. The city is also home to many great museums, including the Discovery Museum where the hands-on displays with keep children amused for hours. Chinese New Year is a great time to visit Newcastle’s China Town area and the street festivities are a colourful spectacle well worth seeing.
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Before you catch a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle, read our handy Guide to Newcastle to help you to plan a memorable journey.
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