Newcastle Travel Guide

Newcastle Travel Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne is the largest city in the region with a very good travel network. We have written many travel information articles to help you get around the City of Newcastle. Simply select an article to learn more.

Travelling to Newcastle by Car

Travel to Newcastle by Car
The A1(M) passes through Newcastle upon Tyne, which links from London to Edinburgh, making it the ideal route for journeys from the South of England, and Scotland.

The A69 connects to destinations West of Newcastle, including Carlisle and the Lake District. The road links with the M6, for travellers from the South and West of England.

For specific journey information, you can plan your route with the AA route planner, which will gives you reliable directions for your travels.

The car parks in Newcastle upon Tyne are well signposted as you enter the city, via all main routes.

Travelling to Newcastle by Train

Train Travel NewcastleTravelling to Newcastle by train is one of the quickest and easiest methods of transport for UK visitors, but it can be very expensive. Please read our detailed guides for more information: Trains to Newcastle and Trains from Newcastle.

The train station for Newcastle upon Tyne is Newcastle Central Station. It provides a fantastic travel hub for train journeys to all of the top UK travel destinations, including London, Edinburgh, York, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Plymouth and Glasgow.

Newcastle Central Station is connected to the local Tyne and Wear Metro, which offers direct train routes to Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle Airport.

Travelling to Newcastle by Coach

Newcastle Coach Travel

Visitors will find that the cheapest method of transport for travelling to Newcastle upon Tyne is coach travel. Read our our guides for detailed information: Coach to Newcastle and Coach from Newcastle.

Newcastle Coach Station is the National Express coach station and is only 5 minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station and 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre.

You can access Tyne and Wear Metro from Newcastle Central Station, which provides direct routes to the city centre and Newcastle International Airport.

The MegaBus coach service has a dedicated bus-stop, which is directly opposite Central Station.

Travelling to Newcastle by Flight

Travel to Newcastle by Flight

Newcastle International Airport is the travel hub of the north east of England with flights to some of the most popular UK and international destinations.

Top destinations include London, Paris, Rome, Toronto, Ibiza and Dubai. Discover all of the destinations to and from Newcastle Airport with our Newcastle Airport destination guide.

Flights to Newcastle and Flights from Newcastle are operated by many different airlines, who typically specialise in summer holiday packages, business travel or low cost connections.

For information about airport parking, read our guides about Newcastle Airport Parking and Airport Charges.

Travelling around Newcastle

When you arrive in Newcastle, you will discover that it is very easy to get around.

The coach terminal, central rail station, bus station and metro (local train service) are all centrally located in Newcastle City Centre.

You can travel anywhere in the region or country from this central point, including Newcastle Airport and the ferry port at North Shields.

Tyne and Wear Metro

Travel to Newcastle by Car

The Tyne and Wear Metro is the local rail network for Tyneside and Wearside. The network connects 60 Metro stations in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

The Metro gives you a fast and convenient method of visiting many of the top destinations in the region.

Metro stations not only connect with Newcastle Central Station and Newcastle International Airport, but you can also spend a day at the beach at Tynemouth, Whitley Bay or Seaburn.

Newcastle Bus Travel

Newcastle Bus Travel

Bus Travel in Newcastle upon Tyne is reasonably priced and easily accessible from transport stations and bus stops throughout the city.

Three transport companies operate the majority of bus services: Stagecoach, Go North East, and Arriva. You can travel to most places in Newcastle and the region using these buses.

If you want to visit The Quayside, you can use the QuayLink Bus service, which frequently departs from Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle Central Station.

Newcastle Ferry Services

Newcastle Ferry
Newcastle Ferry services are operated from the port of the River Tyne. A local ferry service operates between North Shields and South Shields, while an international ferry travels to Amsterdam on a daily basis.
Most people in the local area have only used the South Shields Ferry for days down at Wet ‘N Wild or for access to the local coast line, but more recently there has been an emergence of river tours and ferry trips for tourists.
The Intenational Passenger Terminal in Newcastle offers a very popular ferry service from Newcastle to Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) in Holland. The ferry service is operated by DFDS Seaways and passengers can board the ferry either by foot or by car. The journey takes 15 to 17 hours and operates everyday (7 times per week) in each direction.

Newcastle Taxis

Newcastle Taxis

Newcastle upon Tyne is host to many competing taxi companies, which provide taxi services from Newcastle’s central transport links (Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle Coach Station, Newcastle Airport) via taxi ranks around the city, as well being available for hire, at all times of the day.

If you are seeking a Newcastle taxi cab for a short trip, there is no need to book ahead, as there are plenty of taxis available at most times of the day.

It is best to book in advance if you have a longer journey, have more than four passengers, or if you are travelling at a busy time.

Find out more information with our guides to Newcastle Taxis and Newcastle Airport Taxis.