From your Newcastle hotel to the airport, and even to the coast and surrounding countryside beyond, you’ll find it easy to get around the city. Well-connected by road, rail and air, there are plenty of transport options in Newcastle.
Getting around Newcastle
The second busiest airport in Northern England, Newcastle Airport gets over 4.5 million holidays and business trips off to a flying start each year.
Only six miles from the city centre, head out of the airport on public transport and be ready to check into a Premier Inn near Newcastle Airport that’s right on your doorstep.
Thinking of hiring a car? With five national car hire services based in the terminal, it couldn't be easier. Head to the ground floor opposite domestic arrivals to find their desks. Or hop on a bus. To get to the city centre from the airport head to the bus stop opposite the airport terminal and catch either the 74, X77, X78 or X79. You’ll be in the city centre within 30 minutes.
With such a compact city centre, you’ll be able to see many of the main attractions on foot. But if you’re travelling further afield (or just want to save your legs), what are your best options?
The city’s Metro system is not only great value for money, it’s also one of the UK’s most efficient modes of transport. With over 60 stops, it can take you to cool suburbs like Heaton and Jesmond, as well as some of the city’s best attractions, such as St. James' Park. Buy your ticket at any Metro station before you board - all-zone day savers cost around £5.
Or just grab a bus. Local 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 is a major rail hub on the East Coast Main Line - you can get from the city direct to London Kings Cross in just over three hours.
Trains come into Newcastle’s Central station, the main rail connection in the city. Grade-I listed, you’ll find it at the southern edge of Grainger Town. Not only can you catch trains to London, you’ll also find services to Edinburgh, Middlesbrough and Carlisle. It’s here that you can pick up a train to the Metrocentre in Gateshead - it only takes seven minutes. And, if you’re arriving in Newcastle by train, you’ll find that the Premier Inn hotel Newcastle City Centre (The Gate) is within striking distance - and is handy for all the shops and sights, too.
Also on the East Coast Main Line is Manors Station which you’ll find towards the north of Newcastle. It links to the Metro system and has hourly trains that run between Newcastle and Morpeth.