Cheap Train Tickets to Newcastle

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From Newcastle's Legendary Nightlife to Its Norman Castle – Explore Art Galleries, Museums, and Theatres

There's something for everyone in Newcastle, whether you're on a day trip or a mini break. With its rich nightlife, historic Norman castle, art galleries, museums, and theatres, Newcastle offers diverse experiences.

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Exploring the City

Newcastle boasts Georgian architecture and serves as a hub for independent shops as well as popular brands in Eldon Square. Join the multitude of visitors worldwide who flock to the city for vibrant nightlife, cultural immersion, eclectic music scenes, and diverse dining.

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Convenient Location

Situated in the North East on the East Coast Mainline, Newcastle offers easy connections to London, Manchester, and Scotland. Consider affordable train travel with Trainsplit, where our unique journey planning tools can help you secure cheap train tickets for your journey.

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Getting around Newcastle

Explore Newcastle with Ease

Make the most of your visit by using accessible public transport options. Explore the city centre on foot, take a bus to Gateshead quayside, or use the Tyne and Wear Metro to venture further.

  • Tyne and Wear Metro

With over 60 stops, the Tyne and Wear Metro offers efficient access to Newcastle and Gateshead landmarks. There are a number of ticketing options available, and you can further information on these via Tyne & Wear Metro's website here.

  • Bus Travel

Bus travel is quick and simple in Newcastle with a frequent service and you can catch the bus from a number of locations in the city centre such as Eldon Square. From the Haymarket area of Newcastle you can catch the bus to a number of popular attractions further away such as Beamish Museum, or get a ride to the Metro Centre and the Famous Angel of the North from Eldon Square.

  • Cycling

Cycling around Newcastle has never been easier, with Newcastle council's plan to widen pathways and increase the number of cycle paths throughout the city centre to make it a safer, more pleasant environmentally conscious experience. Visitors can hire a bit from the Newcastle's Cycle Hub located at the Newcastle Quayside before heading of along the Hadrian Cycleway. Bike hire starts from £10 for 2 hours and a full day at £25 and you will also be provided with a cycle helmet. 

The Trainsplit app makes it easy to find cheap train tickets through split ticketing.

The app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Just search for "Trainsplit" in your app store and download the app today.

Must-Visit Places in Newcastle

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  • Quayside Walk: The stunning Newcastle quayside is lined with plenty of bars and restaurants, and its nightlife is bustling seven days a week. If you're in Newcastle on a Sunday, why not head down to enjoy the local market and visit the Baltic Art Gallery?

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  • The Baltic: Once a vast mill filled with machinery, the Baltic is now a modern art gallery brimming with contemporary art. There's always something new to discover on every visit.

  • Tyne Theatre & Opera Tour: Built in 1867, this Grade 1 listed building is a unique creation of its era. With its lavish interior and excellent acoustics, it continues to captivate visitors. The one-hour tour covers all areas, including those not seen on a typical visit. Your guide will narrate the theater's history, its stars, and you might even encounter resident ghosts.

  • St James' Park: Uncover the history of Newcastle United, reaching all the way back to the 1800s. Accompanied by a tour guide, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look, including the Home Dressing Room and Directors' Box.

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  • Walking Across the Tyne Bridge: The Tyne Bridge, inaugurated in 1928 by King George V, is an iconic symbol of Tyneside. Linking Newcastle and Gateshead, it stands as a defining landmark.

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  • Visit the Angel of the North: Since its construction in 1998, the Angel of the North has become one of the most discussed pieces of public art ever created. Standing at a height of 20 metres near the A1 motorway in Gateshead, its towering stature has become a symbol for both Newcastle and Gateshead residents. With a wingspan of over 54 metres and the ability to withstand wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour, this magnificent artwork can be reached by catching the number 21 bus from Eldon Square; buses run every 8 minutes.

Sporting scene

With its legendary nightlife and Norman Castle, Newcastle also boasts a strong sporting tradition. It is the home of the Premiership football club 'Newcastle United,' established in 1892 and associated with popular players such as Michael Owen and Alan Shearer. Alongside its Premiership teams, Newcastle is home to two non-league football teams: the Newcastle Benefield and Newcastle Blue Star, both competing in the Northern Football League.

Not to be forgotten, the annual Great North Run starts in Newcastle. This half marathon takes runners over the Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead, all the way to the finish line in South Shields, covering 13.1 miles.

For those inclined towards racing, Brough Park in Byker hosts greyhound racing, while enthusiasts of horse racing can head to High Gosforth Park. This venue holds the Northumberland Plate racing event every June since 1938.

Whether you enjoy watching or participating in sports, Newcastle offers plenty of opportunities, from basketball and cricket tournaments to live football or the Great North Run. There's something happening all year round, and you could consider using the savings from purchasing cheap train tickets via our website to go towards a sporting event in Newcastle.

Places to eat in Newcastle for all budgets

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Fine Dining

  • Dobson & Parnell - 21 Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG England (7-10 minute walk from both Monument Metro Station and Central Station) 
    This Michelin Starred restaurant  officers casual fine dining along Newcastle's Quayside. The restaurant offers an excellent value lunch alongside its culinary tasting menu. The restaurant is listed in Michelin thanks to chef Patron Troy Terrington. 

  • House of Tides -28-30 The Close Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RF England (Newcastle Central Station is only a 10-minute walk away from the restaurant)
    This Grade 1 listed merchants house sits on the historic quayside and hosts some character features such as its sloping floors and wonky ceilings. Creative dishes evolve as ingredients come into season with top quality produce being used. The dishes are well throughout and the flavours hold plenty of depth.

  • Fern Dining Room - Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2EY England
    From Newcastle Central Station, a taxi takes around 5 minutes. Or you can take the Metro underground to Ilford Road station from where the hotel is a 15-minute walk.)
    This elegant restaurant come with its bright decor and stunning views over the garden. The restaurants strapline is ‘simple dishes, done well; nothing tricksy,  just honest flavours, locally produce and plenty of attention to details’ and that perfectly sums it up. 

Mid Range

  • Punto Italian Kitchen - 208-210 Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HP England
    (Catch the bus to Coast Road Corner House and then proceed with an approximate 11-minute walk.)
    Experience Mediterranean hospitality through high quality modern italian food. They carefully select all of the ingredients that go into a collection of modern and classic dishes using local suppliers as much as possible. All of the pasta is made on side every day by a devoted team of Pastai using the freshed ingredients.

  • Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails - 194A Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5AP England (The closest bus stop is Heaton Road-King John Street.)
    The first and only Spanish restaurant located on the up and coming foodie road, Heaton Road. This restaurant bring the best of traditional and modern tapas to Newcastle. The freshly made Spanish food is based on premium ingredients and well known specialities from Spain. The wide range of tapas perfectly match with a bottle of Spanish wine or a glass of fruity sangria or a refreshing cocktail from there extensive drinks list.

  • The French Quarter - Arch 6 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SA England (The nearest bus stop is High Level Bridge North End.)
    The French Quarter is a relaxed restaurant and wine bar in a community of unique and quirky businesses in Newcastle City Centre. Born from nostalgia for a traditional style of commerce and a desire to challenge perceptions that French dining is formal or fussy, the restaurant works with independent supplies to offer a regularly changing menu and drinks list.

  • Milborne Arms - Main Street Holywell Village, Whitley Bay NE25 0LL England  (The nearest bus stop is Milbourne Arms) 
    A traditional village pub with a sun trapped beer garden, court yard and stables. Along with a range of Cask Ales, this pub also has a menu and a great sunday lunch.

Cheap Eats

  • Thali Tray - Bealim House 17 - 25 Gallogate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG England 
    (The nearest bus stop is Newcastle St James (Stand F))
    If you love indian street food, then this would be the place for you. This popular local restaurant can service all of your spicy favourites and there is also a craft brewery attached, so can be perfect for your night out in Newcastle.

  • Cog and Wheel - 131 Sandyford Road Jesmond, Sandyford, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1QR England  (The nearest bus stops to Cog And Wheel in Newcastle Upon Tyne is Sandyford Road-Army Reserve Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. It's a 3 min walk away.)
    Located in the heart of Sandyford, just a short walk from Newcastle city centre, this place offers a great range of beer, ciders and ales on draught alongside its food menu of Burgers, traditional bar mains and life bites.

Restaurants in Newcastle by price, cuisine and atmosphere

Cheap train tickets to Newcastle

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Top Tips for Rail Travel to Newcastle

  1. Book Advance Tickets: Saving money on train tickets is easy – just book them in advance. With advance tickets available up to 12 weeks ahead, this is an excellent way to secure cheap train tickets.

  2. Use a Railcard for Cost Savings: Partnering with a railcard can grant you up to a third off the regular price, leading to substantial savings on your train tickets.

  3. Split Your Tickets: Discover the most budget-friendly options with Trainsplit’s unique journey planner. Find optimal split ticketing combinations that maximize your savings without any added booking fees.

  4. Avoid Peak Times: If you're not an early riser, consider traveling during off-peak hours, starting around 09:30. This choice can help you avoid the pricier peak-time tickets, and may make it easier to obtain cheap train tickets.

  5. Explore Group Save for Discounts: GroupSave train tickets are a fantastic choice for discounted fares when traveling with a group of 3-9 people. These tickets offer reduced rates for groups of travellers, and combined with split ticketing, can make cheap train tickets even cheaper.

  6. Consider Alternative Routes: For those not departing from London, think about bypassing the city altogether. CrossCountry offers routes to Newcastle that avoid London, potentially leading to significant cost reductions - this can also be convenient if you're travelling from the South West or Wales. By using Trainsplit’s Journey planner, you can find these more economical routes, and maybe find some cheap train tickets as a result.

  7. Claim Delay Repay for Compensation: If your journey is delayed, you might be eligible for delay repay compensation on your train tickets. Make sure to explore this option if your travel plans experience delays.

By using these tips along with Trainsplit’s unique journey planner to search for some great deals on cheap train tickets, now is the time to explore somewhere new. 

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