Newcastle is the largest city in the north east of England. Every train on the East Coat mainline rail service between London and Edinburgh stops at Newcastle and it has its own airport with a fast metro link straight to the University.
By road, it is on the main A1 road up the east coast of England. In short, it very easy to get to Newcastle.
Newcastle Airport has direct flights to and from some of Europe’s major cities and also has a long haul link via Emirates for those coming from Asia or any of the countries ‘down under’. It is a hub for Jet2 and is also served by easyJet, Ryanair, KLM, Air France, British Airways and others.
There are direct flights to Newcastle Airport from: Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Geneva, Nice, Stavanger and Bergen, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Oslo, Rome, Faro, Barcelona, Belfast, Dublin, New York, Toronto, Dubai and many others.
Check the airport website ‘Where we fly’ to see your best route.
Once you have arrived at the airport, head for the airport metro station (in the terminal itself) and buy a one way ticket to the city centre for just about GBP3.
Taxis are located right outside the terminal building, are all metered (taxis are very highly regulated in the UK) and the fare to the city centre will be about GBP15-20.
Newcastle is one of the major stations on the main East Coast main line. If you are travelling by Eurostar, you will arrive in London at St Pancras and the Newcastle train goes from London Kings Cross, right next door. London to Newcastle takes about three hours.
You can also get to Newcastle easily by train from Edinburgh (about 90 minutes), York (about an hour) or Manchester (about three hours). You can get rail travel information on several UK rail sites such as Trainline or National Rail Enquires.
Once you arrive at Newcastle station, the conference venue (Newcastle University Business School) is about a ten-minute walk.
Newcastle and the surrounding towns are connected by a modern, safe and clean metro system. St James’s is the metro stop right by the conference venue. Trains are typically every 15 minutes during the day and evening and more frequent at key ‘rush hour’ times.
Before or after the conference, you can use the Metro to explore the city and its suburbs, go the coast for a walk on the beaches or enjoy some typical English fish and chips and ice cream. Ticket prices are low and you buy tickets using coins in dedicated ticket machines.