The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Newcastle will cost around $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 52.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Newcastle every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 171 km distance in an average of 2h 26m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 18m .
The slowest train will take 2h 38m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 23 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$35|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Newcastle|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to Newcastle leave from before 7:00 am in the morning. They then leave throughout the day, every 20 minutes-1 hour, until late into the evening. Train services between Manchester and Newcastle are run by First TransPennine Express. Some services run direct, others have one change. Journey times can take from between 2.30-3 hours. Trains run on both weekends and bank Vacations, although services may be reduced during these times.
Trains from Manchester to Newcastle leave from two different stations; Piccadilly and Victoria. Both stations are situated in different areas of the city centre, and both are well connected. Buses to the stations are available all day and during the evening, including on weekends and bank Vacations. Trains from the local area arrive at both stations regularly. Trains between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly leave every 10 minutes. Both stations can also be reached on foot or by cab; a cab rank is situated directly outside the station.
Newcastle is a city that has established itself as one of the cultural capitals of the north; with many arts venues, theatres, and dance companies. From the Baltic venue to The Laing Art Gallery, there is plenty for tourists to do and see. Newcastle train station is situated on Neville Street, close to the o2 Academy. The Tyne & Wear Metro runs from platforms next to the station. It also runs a regular service to the airport. Buses arrive at the station during the day and evening, and cabs wait outside the station 24 hours a day. There are several secure lock-up facilities for bikes on each platform.