Newcastle 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. 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.
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Journey information from destinations within the UK (all journey times and distances are approximate).
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.
Use the following online tools to help you plan your journey to NewcastleGateshead.
Journey information from destinations within the UK (all journey times and distances in miles are approximate).
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 visiting Newcastle Airport Flight Information.