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Set in North East England, NewcastleGateshead has excellent access links by air, ferry, road or rail. We have lots more information on getting here and once you're here, getting around NewcastleGateshed is easy as there are a variety of ways to travel throughout the city centre and out to the suburbs, unspoilt coasts and countryside. There is the superb Metro that links NewcastleGateshead with the rest of Tyne and Wear (and has been rated as one of the UK's most efficient rapid transport systems), excellent cycle routes, as well as frequent bus services. Taxis are plentiful, or you can choose to hire a car.
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This is a free map to help you get around central NewcastleGateshead. Whether you're here for the weekend or just enjoying a day out, this map will help you plan your journey and make the most of your visit.
Download NewcastleGateshead Map [PDF 510 KB]
Getting out of NewcastleGateshead and to Sunderland and the coast couldn't be simpler with this handy little map showing all the visitor information centres, railway and metro stations, park & ride, bus interchanges and local ferry points.
Download NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland and the coast map [PDF 261 KB]
The Metro links NewcastleGateshead with the rest of Tyne and Wear and has been rated as one of the UK's most efficient rapid transport systems.
There are Metro stations in the heart of Newcastle city centre (Monument and Haymarket), at Newcastle Central Station and Gateshead town centre (Gateshead Quays is just a 10 minute walk or short shuttle bus journey from Gateshead station).
Newcastle International Airport also has its own Metro station and the journey time from Newcastle city centre to the Airport is around 20 minutes. The Metro is the ideal way to get to the Jesmond cafe bar scene and to explore the coastal areas of North and South Tyneside.
Tickets are purchased via ticket machines at the Metro station, so have some change ready. If you're planning on making a few journeys, look out for a Metro DaySaver which gives all day unlimited Metro travel.
For further information on both Metro and bus services, call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit the Metro website.
QuayLink route map [PDF]
QuayLink buses offer a low-emission, high-frequency, accessible and easy-to-use service, and are the best way to get around central NewcastleGateshead. Routes connect the attractions and sights of Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays with Newcastle Central Station, Haymarket Bus Station and Gateshead Interchange.
Ticket options include a single fare and an all-day ticket. Day Rover tickets, Transfare tickets, Network One Travel Tickets including zone one and MetroSaver season tickets including zone A are also valid on QuayLink.
For transport information, visit a Nexus Travelshop located at major Metro stations, visit www.nexus.org.uk or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
QuayLink route map [PDF]