Travelling to Newcastle
First CrossCountry train - 09:44
Last CrossCountry train - 20:31
Travelling from York to Newcastle
Newcastle is a busy metropolis. It’s a popular destination with everyone from sports fans and serious shoppers to culture vultures and holidaymakers. Regular trains from York to Newcastle make it easy to get there. Once you arrive, there are plenty of things to see and do.
Are there direct trains from York to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry services from York to Newcastle are direct and do not require passengers to change trains.
What amenities are available onboard trains from York to Newcastle?
CrossCountry trains from York to Newcastle provide passengers with a range of convenient and comfortable amenities. There is a choice of seating options, including seats with tables. There are also charge points, areas to store luggage and a catering team serving light refreshments and drinks. Our trains from York to Newcastle have First Class coaches, so why not book yourself a First Class ticket next time you travel?
Does Newcastle Station have step-free access?
The whole of Newcastle Station enjoys step-free access, accessible ticket machines and ramps for train access. You can also organise specialist assistance to get to and from the platforms should you require.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Station is conveniently located in the city centre, providing quick and easy access to many of the shops, bars and attractions of the city.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Station has comfortable waiting rooms and baby changing facilities that are great for families visiting the station. Those with First Class tickets can also make use of the First Class lounge. Families can also wait for their trains in one of the many cafés and restaurants in the station to make the experience more enjoyable.
For further information about Newcastle Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Metro, Taxis and Buses in Newcastle
Newcastle Station is conveniently located in the city centre, making it easy for anyone planning an onward journey. The Newcastle Metro system boasts two lines that connect the station to the city centre and the surrounding areas. Metro tickets are economical and trains run regularly, so it’s an excellent choice for anyone exploring the city. 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
Whatever type of shopping you enjoy, Newcastle will deliver. The city centre is chock-a-block with all your high street favourites, many of which can be found in the large shopping malls including Metrocentre, Eldon Square and others. Those looking for a bargain should head to Royal Quays, outside the city centre, for substantial discounts on designer brands. If you’re looking for something unique, the city is home to a host of independent shops. Visit High Bridge for stunning vintage finds or Jesmond for original Newcastle designers.
Culture in Newcastle
Famed for its nightlife and notable sports teams, there’s more to Newcastle than clubbing and football. Explore museums, go shopping, enjoy concerts and make the most of the thriving, bustling hub in the centre. That said, 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. As well as their world-famous football club, Newcastle United, the city also has a Ruby Union team called the Newcastle Falcons and is home to a popular horse racing course.
Spending time in Newcastle?
Whether you’re looking to have a great day out or you want to enjoy a longer stay, our Newcastle Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!