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NewcastleGateshead is easy to get to whether you're travelling by air, road, sea or rail. And, once you're here the central district is so compact it's great to walk or cycle around, or simply jump on the quick and efficient Metro system or one of the many buses.
Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. Virgin Trains East Coast operate the Virgin Trains East Coast mainline from London King's Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire. A new London King's Cross service to Sunderland is operated by Grand Central Trains.
Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi. Station facilities include travel information, left luggage, toilets, cafés, a bar and cash machines.
All journey times and distances are approximate. NewcastleGateshead Initiative makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information but cannot accept responsibility for any errors.
If you are planning a trip to NewcastleGateshead and looking for trains to Newcastle visit the TransPennine Express website.
TransPennine Express don't charge booking fees when buying train tickets online.
The A1(M) passes through NewcastleGateshead linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England.
Central car parks are situated only a short distance from both routes and are well signposted.
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Newcastle International Airport is served by many airlines providing direct links from top international and UK destinations, and is only 8 miles from the city centre.
The airport is connected to the Metro system which is the quickest and easiest way to get to the city centre. Trains run every 5–15 minutes and the journey takes around 20 minutes.
Bus services, car hire and taxis are all also available at the airportand you can also pre-book car parking online before you travel.
The International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays, North Shields is only 8 miles (11km) east of Newcastle city centre. It's the North of England's main sea link with Europe.
DFDS Seaways operate daily overnight crossings from Amsterdam (IJmuiden) in Holland throughout the year. Mini Cruise breaks to NewcastleGateshead and packaged short breaks to various destinations in the area are available.
Alternatively you can travel with your vehicle. IJmuiden can be easily reached from the rest of Holland, and also from Belgium, Denmark and Germany and France.
Buses operate from the terminal to Newcastle Central Station and the journey takes around 30 minutes. The nearest Metro station is Percy Main - a 15 minute walk from the terminal.
Tel: from the UK - 0871 882 0886, from Holland - 0255 54 66 66, from Germany – 01805 8901051
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Once you're here there are a variety of ways to travel throughout the city centre and out to the suburbs and unspoilt coasts and countryside. See Getting Around for more.