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How to take a rail journey from Manchester to Newcastle

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Manchester to Newcastle by train

When the usual TransPennine Express timetable is operating there will be two options available for taking a train from Manchester to Newcastle.
(1) The faster and more frequent services which use Manchester Victoria station
(2) A newer service of less frequent trains from Manchester Piccadilly station.
So if the starting point of your journey in the city is conveniently located for Piccadilly, or if you will be taking a connecting train to Manchester which arrives at Piccadilly station, then these services are the better option, despite their slower speed.

Routes you can take to go from Manchester 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:

Route Information

Option 1: From Manchester Victoria station to Newcastle by train

Route Information

Option 2: From Manchester Piccadilly station to Newcastle by train
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 43min



Travel Info

1 train every other hour

These trains typically only depart from Manchester in even hours

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