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Travel

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.

  • By rail Newcastle Central Station is right in the heart of Newcastle city centre.
  • By road The A1(M) passes through NewcastleGateshead linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country.
  • By air 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.
  • By sea The International Passenger Terminal at North Shields (8 miles east of the city centre) is the North of England’s main sea link with Europe. There are daily sailings from Amsterdam with DFDS Seaways.

By Rail

Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. East Coast operate the 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.

East Coast

Visit the East Coast Trains website here.

East Coast Trains

Journey information from destinations within the UK

Location Travel time
Aberdeen 4h 15mins
Birmingham 3h 10mins
Bristol 5h
Cardiff 5h 30mins
Carlisle 1h 20mins
Edinburgh 1h 25mins
Exeter 6h
Glasgow 2h 30mins
Hull 2h 30mins
Leeds 1h 40mins
Liverpool 3h 40mins
London 3h
Manchester 2h 50mins
Nottingham 3h 20mins
Sheffield 2h
Southampton 5h 15mins
York 1h

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. 

TransPennine Express

If you are planning a trip to NewcastleGateshead and looking for trains to Newcastle visit the TransPennine Express website.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express don't charge booking fees when buying train tickets online.

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By Road

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.

Journey Planner

Use the following online tools to help you plan your journey to NewcastleGateshead.

Journey information from destinations within the UK

Location Distance - km Distance - miles
Aberdeen 402 250
Birmingham 341 212
Bristol 486 302
Cardiff 518 322
Carlisle 93 58
Edinburgh 192 119
Exeter 600 372
Glasgow 243 151
Hull 227 141
Leeds 153 95
Liverpool 278 173
London 444 276
Manchester 230 143
Nottingham 267 166
Plymouth 666 414
Sheffield 208 129
Southampton 528 328
York 142 88

All journey times and distances are approximate. NewcastleGateshead Initiative makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information but cannot accept responsibility for any error or change of details after this date.

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By Air

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. 

You can check all the current domestic and international routes to Newcastle International Airport  by clicking on the destination map below or visiting www.newcastleairport.com/flight-info-airlines

Newcastle International Airport route map

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By Sea

DFDS SeawaysThe 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
Visit DFDS Seaways website

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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.