Getting a train from Newcastle is one of the quickest and easiest methods of transport to reach top UK destinations , but it can be very expensive.
The train station for Newcastle upon Tyne is Newcastle Central Station. It provides a fantastic travel hub for train journeys to all of the top UK travel destinations, including London, Edinburgh, York, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Plymouth and Glasgow.
There are four methods of purchasing train tickets for trains from Newcastle. At the train station, you can either purchase a train ticket from a self-service machine or buy one at the ticket counter, which are both visible from the station entrance. You can also phone ahead and reserve a train ticket (08457 22525). The cheapest method is to buy Train Tickets Online.
When selecting the station of departure from Newcastle, please note that the name may vary. Variations include Newcastle (NCL), Newcastle Central Station (NCL) and Newcastle Central Metro (NCZ). All three are the same train station, so you can’t go far wrong. The only difference is that NCL in the reference code for the railway station, whereas NCZ is for the local train network, which also operates from Newcastle Central Station.
Please note that Newcastle International Airport has the flight code NCL, so don’t get mixed up! The Metro station code for the airport is APN, but this is a separate network and you can buy tickets from machines at the station (find out more by reading the Tyne and Wear Metro guide).
Train Departures & Arrivals
You can find out the latest live departures and arrivals at Newcastle Central Station from the National Rail website. They also provide a service called TrainTracker that allows you to text (cost 25p + VAT), which will allow you to get departure and arrival information.
If you prefer the voice of a human, you can make general enquiries to Newcastle Central Station by telephoning: 08457225225.
Train Timetables & Fares
UK train stations have timetable boards which include the regular train journeys travelling from Newcastle Central Station. Besides checking out the board, you can of course ask at the ticket counter. You can also find out the latest timetable information by simply searching online for ticket, which will give you the time departure times, arrival times and ticket prices. Make a quick search on National Rail for journey information.
Train fares in the UK vary depending on when you buy a ticket, your departure time and your destination. Of course, departure time and destination have an impact on the ticket price, but in most cases you can’t avoid these, unless you’ve got a flexible schedule. The largest savings can be made by purchasing your ticket in advance, which can save a passenger a small fortune. Check out the article train ticket online to find out more about saving money by purchasing advanced train tickets online.