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Getting around Newcastle

From the city centre to the coast, you’ll find it easy to get around Newcastle and the surrounding countryside. Whether you prefer exploring by foot, bike or public transport, there are plenty of transport options in Newcastle’s small city centre.

Getting around by bus


Local bus services provide great links to Newcastle from the surrounding areas. Head to Eldon Square or Haymarket bus station in the centre of the city where you can buy a wide variety of tickets, including a Day Rover for unlimited travel.

Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle trains

Newcastle’s Central station is the main rail connection to the city, but  Manors station is also nicely central. The metro offers a great way to get around the city, from Jesmond to the coastal areas.

Cycling in Newcastle

Cycling in Newcastle

From cycling around the city to riding out into the countryside, a bike is the perfect way to explore. Head to Cycle Hub on the Quayside to hire a bike from £20 for 2 hours, then pick up cycle maps at one of the city’s Tourist Information Centres to plan your route. 

Walking around Newcastle


With such a compact city centre, exploring on foot is a great way to see the sights of Newcastle. Whether you decide to join a guided walking tour or take your own time wandering along the quayside, there’s plenty to take in on foot.

Newcastle ferry


If you’re arriving or heading out of Newcastle by boat, you’ll find lots of transport options to take you to the International Ferry Terminal in North Shields. The closest Metro station is Percy Main with a 20-minute walk to the docks.

Looking for a hotel in Newcastle?

We have a huge range of hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. There are hotels near Newcastle University plus a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious  Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.