Getting to Newcastle

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Getting to Newcastle Nov 08, 2017
Although it is one of England’s most northerly cities, high speed trains mean that you can get to Newcastle in less than three hours from central London. Trains leave from Kings Cross (two an hour for most of the day) and follow a mostly scenic route, the highlight (for me at least) is the stunning view of Durham Cathedral just 15 minutes before arriving at Newcastle’s Central Station. From that station you are just a short walk from many of the city’s main attractions (including St James’ Park), or you can jump straight on the Metro to travel to more outlying areas.

If you plan to travel by train, I recommend you buy in advance as prices can be a lot cheaper than buying at the station. A full price flexible return ticket can be as much as £266 (and yes, that’s second class!) but I recently paid only £29 for a single by planning ahead and choosing a less popular travel time. A good average would be around £100 return if you want flexibility or about £60-£80 if you can commit to specific trains.

Alternatives to the train include driving (it’s about 300 miles on good fast motorways); coach (the most economical and slowest option); or air (Newcastle has a good international airport, with access by Metro to the city centre in about 30 minutes).
Intercity train arriving at the Ce…
Local train arriving at the Centra…
Central Station, Newcastle
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