Train connection after an international Flight - Manchester to Newcastle
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 20, 2013 4:12 AM Last Post By: sdm2008
May 25, 2013 11:28 PM
Train connection after an international Flight - Manchester to NewcastleHi there,
I arrive at Manchester International Airport on an international flight from Australia at around 3 in the afternoon. I am continuing on to Newcastle straight away and need some advice on what time train out of Manchester is realistic and a safe bet. I understand there can be a time consuming process getting out of an airport through immigration and customs, baggage collection etc. so was thinking a train at about 5pm could be the best option in terms of making sure i get on that train and dont have to spend any extra time in transit - will have already travelled for 26 hours by the time i reach manchester.
Any advice will help!
May 26, 2013 2:09 AM
1By train - the journey takes 3+ hours; an 'anytime single ticket' costs £65.40. Depending on the train you get, there may be one change, at Leeds.
If you book the day before the price may be as low as £30 - but if you miss the train you're stuffed.
By coach (National Express) from the airport the journey time is around 5 hours, a bus leaves at 5.05pm and the cost is £23.50. But it's the last one of the day; the next is some 12 hours later.
Personally, I wouldn't book any journey ahead if coming from a long flight. While two hours should be plenty to get through immigration and customs, there are too many things which can delay a plane's arrival - and then you're stuffed.
May 26, 2013 3:09 AM
2If you book the day before the price may be as low as £30 - but if you miss the train you're stuffed
Not true for this particular journey - provided you are travelling with Transpennine Express they will let you use a later train, within limits, if your flight is delayed:
Tickets are train specific; however to accommodate inbound flight delays, journeys from John Lennon & Manchester Airports can be made on the next available TransPennine Express service up to 3 hours after the departure time stated on the ticket. Where no services depart within this time, the next TPE service may be used. Passengers wishing to use this concession must have their tickets endorsed at the Ticket Office before boarding the train. This is the only difference to other Advance tickets
5pm sounds a good time to aim for
Though having said that there isn't a through train - ie one where the concession applies - between 1635 and 1920
May 26, 2013 3:57 AM
3I'm a regular user of Trans Pennine to and from Manchester Airport and have personal experience of using this "concession" to book a ticket on a specific train, and have to vary travel time because the flight was delayed. Just go into the ticket office at Manchester Airport rail station and the staff are very helpful. Trains run half hourly to Leeds so if no through trains from the Airport to Newcastle, just change in Leeds for onward travel. Book your ticket on the Trans Pennine express website
May 27, 2013 3:22 AM
May 27, 2013 11:14 AM
May 29, 2013 5:25 AM
Jun 20, 2013 4:12 AM
7use www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.tfl.gov.uk for transport connections. National Rail will give you the best routes and costs for journeys between two train stations. TFL is really for within London though has some UK trains on it too. Google Maps, through its "directions" option, enables you to put in postcodes or addresses and then shows you the public transport options for that.
Hope that helps.
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