C i t y
Within Newcastle, there is an extensive bus network and the city and surrounding areas are served by the Metro train system. Trains run remarkably efficiently for over 18 hours a day at intervals of about eight minutes. Between this service, the good bus network and reasonably priced taxis, you should never have to walk anywhere!
R o a d
On a good day, the journey between Newcastle and London can be done in about four hours. In the other direction, there are good roads to the east and west coasts of Scotland, with Edinburgh only two hours away.
If you don’t have your own car, National Express run regular coach services to UK wide destinations and prices can often be much less than the equivalent journey by train.
R a i l
Regular trains connect the city to nearby commuter districts and towns. This means you can consider living outside of central Newcastle. Train travel is often the quickest mode of transport for longer trips, with the journey to London only taking three hours (GNER willing!). Newcastle Central station runs direct trains to other cities such as Edinburgh, Bristol and York, so it’s easy to organise a weekend away.
A i r
Newcastle International Airport operates a good schedule of domestic and international flights, including London, Paris and Dublin. The arrival of the budget airline Go at Newcastle International means that it is often possible to fly to London Stansted for less than the price of a train ticket. Also, if you fancy a break, local airports operate package-holiday flights to loads of sunny holiday destinations!
S e a
You can also catch a ferry from the North Shields International Ferry Terminal, just a few miles east of the city, to Scandinavia and the Netherlands. There are ‘booze cruises’ on offer and the link to Scandinavia is a popular alternative to mainland Europe for winter ski breaks.