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For all your local public transport enquiries call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or, for the hearing impaired, call the Textphone number on 0870 241 2216. Lines are open 7am-8pm daily (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year‘s Day). You can also check the website: www.traveline.info
The Metro system has been rated as one of the country‘s most efficient modes of transport and carries more than 37 million passengers a year. It is an ideal way to get to and from the airport as well as the Jesmond café bar scene and the coastal areas.
The Metro trains themselves have room for wheelchairs and buggies and have comfortable seating. You can buy your ticket at any Metro station, so have some change ready. Look out for the Metro Hopper which lets you travel in zone one all day, or Metro DaySaver which gives all day unlimted Metro travel. Visit the Metro website for more information, hints and tips about getting around by Metro.
Bus services in NewcastleGateshead are plentiful and frequent and there are a wide variety of special travel tickets available including a Day Rover for unlimited travel by any form of public transport in Tyne & Wear, while the North East Explorer ticket can be used on public transport right across the North East region. Buy one on the day from bus drivers or in advance from Travelshops.
If you're visiting the Angel of the North why not take the unique Angel Bus (Go North East services 21 & 22) from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle or Gateshead Interchange.
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.
Quaylink route map [PDF]
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.
Getting home after a night out in NewcastleGateshead is easy too with Go North East's Night Bus services. The N21 and N56 services run to Sunderland via Washington and Durham via Low Fell and Chester le Street. For more information visit www.simplygo.com
Almost 400 taxi drivers have taken part in the ambassador programme to become important experts and representatives of NewcastleGateshead. Wherever you see the official sign you can be reassured that the driver will be able to help you with information about the area and is committed to advising passengers on things to do and places to visit. Please find a selection of transport providers below:
A cycle route map produced by Tynebikes is available from the Tourist Information Centres.
Whether this is your first time in the city - and you want to find the best places to eat, shop or visit - or whether you have been many times or lived here for years, there are still lots of secrets to discover through a guided or self-guide tour. A walking guide, detailing eight walks around NewcastleGateshead is available free from the Tourist Information Centres. Don't forget if you are caught short around town Newcastle runs a 'Use our Loos' scheme, just look at for the Use our Loos logo.
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