How to take the rail journey from London to Newcasle

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London to Newcastle by train

Travellers now have a choice of train services when taking a journey from London to Newcastle.
A relatively new operator Lumo, is offering a more basic, but often cheaper alternative, to the much more frequent service of trains operated by LNER.

Routes you can take to go from London to Newcastle

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:
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Route Information

Option 1: Travelling with LNER
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 50min - 3hr 10min



Travel Info

Monday-Friday = 31 x trains per day
Saturday = 30 x trains
Sunday = 31 x trains

Between 07:00 and 20:00 on Mon - Sat, and between 09:00 and 21:00 on Sunday there is a minimum of two departures per hour.

The departures at 00 minutes past the hour are faster than the trains, which leave at 30 minutes past the hour, because they make fewer station calls.

At weekends maintenance work on the railway line can cause trains to be diverted on to longer routes.

Route Information

Option 2: travelling with Lumo
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 56min - 3hr 13min


Monday to Friday

Travel Info

Monday to Friday = 4 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = no service (for the moment)

The Lumo timetable, note that the final departure of the day from London is at 14:36.

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