Travelling to Newcastle
First CrossCountry train - 07:56
Last CrossCountry train - 15:46
Travelling from Southampton to Newcastle
Perhaps best known as the home of the Great North Run and Newcastle United, there’s more to Newcastle than sports. With a vibrant foodie scene, plenty of kid-friendly activities, exciting art aplenty, and lots of cultural experiences to be had, there’s something for everyone in Newcastle.
Are there direct trains from Southampton to Newcastle?
No, you will need to change. If you travel from Southampton to Newcastle with CrossCountry, you can change at Birmingham New Street.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Southampton to Newcastle?
Our CrossCountry trains give passengers travelling from Southampton to Newcastle a wide range of comforts, from a choice of seating with charge points for devices, to dedicated luggage storage and refreshments onboard. All our trains have an at-seat service of hot and cold drinks and snacks, and many also have a catering coach. For an even more comfortable journey, why not upgrade 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. Ramps for train access, and help reaching platforms is available if required.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from major shopping areas and tourist attractions.
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 spend time waiting for your train.
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 has exemplary public transport services. You may wish to choose the Metro services, connecting the city centre with the airport and suburbs. The buses in the city also boast an excellent service and are a cheap and convenient choice. However, should you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is conveniently located adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Newcastle
Newcastle is an excellent choice if you are looking to shop until you drop: with several superb shopping malls where you can find a mix of high street favourites and local independent shops. Newcastle’s intu Eldon square is one of the largest shopping malls and offers access to top international brands. It is rivalled only by intu Metrocentre, just a short bus ride from the centre, which is the largest shopping mall in Europe, with every brand you could possibly dream of. The original Fenwick department store is also found in the city centre, where you can find some of the country’s most sought-after brands. If it’s boutique designers and exclusive names you’re after, Grainger Town might be worth a visit, with its flagship Vivienne Westwood boutique amongst others.
Culture in Newcastle
Newcastle is a vibrant modern city, which offers much to visitors when it comes to cultural experiences. The beautiful Theatre Royal is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare company, but has a varied program of everything from touring West End musicals to world-class drama. For something a little more light-hearted, The Stand Comedy Club is one of the best in the UK with a top-notch line up, and even better food!
You can also get out and about in the city with lots of outdoor areas to explore, such as the ultra-modern Alnwick Garden and historic Saltwell Towers. For something a little different, the seaside is just a stone’s throw from the city centre!
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!