Travel to the University
Newcastle has excellent transport links by road, rail and air from major UK cities.
Newcastle is easy to reach – just three hours from London by train and with easy access to the A1(M).
The city-centre car parks can get very busy during our Open Days, so we recommend planning ahead and using public transport where you can.
Please note: A football match is taking place at 3.00pm at St James' Park on the day of the Open Day. Whilst we don't expect this to have an impact on the day, it does mean that some roads and public transport in the city centre will be busier than usual.
If you are travelling by car, we recommend leaving before 4.30pm to avoid traffic in the city centre once the match has ended or staying in the city until traffic has subsided.
If you are travelling by public transport, train, bus and Metro stations will be busier than usual before and after the match, so you may need to leave more time for your journey.
Travelling by trainTravelling by train
Newcastle Central Station is on the east coast main line and directly accessible from London King's Cross, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The University can easily be reached from Newcastle Central Station using the Metro. Haymarket Metro station is opposite the campus and only two stops from Central Station.
The campus is approximately 18-minutes' walk from the train station, please see directions below.
A Taxi rank is also outside the station.
Rail travel links
- Virgin East Coast - route information from London King's Cross, Glasgow or Edinburgh
- Cross Country Trains - Cross Country trains serve many UK destinations, including Newcastle
- Northern Rail - trains serving the North of England
- TransPennine Express - serving the North and cross-country routes
- National Rail - journey planning, live arrival and departure boards for UK stations
- Metro - Tyne and Wear local rail service
Travelling by carTravelling by car
Getting to Newcastle
Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. A route planner may help you with your journey:
Parking on campus is limited and only available for disabled visitors.
For sat-nav, we recommend using the postcode of one of the city-centre car parks or a park and ride option.
City-centre car parks
The following car parks are within walking distance of the campus:
|Name||Postcode||Approx. walking time to campus||Charge*|
|Claremont Road||NE2 4AN||2 minutes||£1.30 per hour|
|Civic Centre (Saturday only)||NE1 8PB||6 minutes||£1.30 per hour|
|Morden Street||NE1 7RQ||6 minutes||£1.70 per hour|
|John Dobson Street NCP||NE1 8HL||6 minutes||£6.30 per day (if parking before 9.30am) or £15.00 over 4 hours (after 9.30am).
20% discount available, please see below.
|Q Park Stowell Street||NE1 4YB||6 minutes||£11.00 for up to 8 hours|
|Eldon Square||NE1 7RZ||7 minutes||£2.00 per hour|
|Eldon Garden||NE1 7RT||7 minutes||
£1.70 per hour for first 3 hours or £7.00 per day
|Dean Street||NE1 1PG||15 minutes||£1.40 per hour|
*Prices correct as at June 2017. We advise you to check prices with the car park directly.
Visitors attending our Open Day can get a 20% discount at John Dobson Street NCP car-park. However, please note that this car park is likely to be extremely busy on the day of the Open Day.
To get 20% off, bring your car parking ticket to the Welcome Desk at the Open Day before returning to your car.
Park and RidePark and Ride
As the city centre is a busy place to park, another option is to park nearby and travel to the city centre using public transport.
Park your car at one of these stations and take a short Metro journey to Haymarket station opposite the University.
Metro Park and Ride
Four Lane Ends Metro station (for those travelling from the north)
- Location: Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7UJ (Google Maps)
- Spaces: 475
- Cost: £1.00 per day
- Journey time: 12 minutes
Heworth Metro station (for those travelling from the south)
- Location: Sunderland Road, Heworth, Gateshead NE10 0NJ (Google Maps)
- Spaces: 462
- Cost: £2.10 per day
- Journey time: 9 minutes
Newcastle Great Park and Ride
You can also leave your car at the Newcastle Great Park and Ride and then travel by bus, getting off at Barras Bridge, which is just next to the campus.
- A return ticket to the city centre costs £3.20
- Buses run every 20 minutes with a journey time to campus of under 25 minutes
Visit the Park and Ride website for further information.
Disabled parkingDisabled parking
We have a limited number of parking spaces on campus for disabled visitors.
To book a disabled parking space please email email@example.com with your:
- date of visit
- car registration number
A member of the Open Day Team will get in touch with further details and directions for the day.
Travelling by planeTravelling by plane
There are regular flights to UK cities including Aberdeen, London and Bristol.
It may be possible to fly direct to Newcastle International Airport from locations across Europe. Indirect flights typically change in London, Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Connecting flights from London to Newcastle fly from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.
The airport is about 7 miles from the city centre. You can travel by Metro from the airport to the city centre – the journey to Haymarket (the nearest stop to the University) takes about 25 minutes.