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.
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 Multi Story||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 Multi Story||NE1 7RZ||7 minutes||£2.00 per hour|
|Eldon Garden Multi Story||NE1 7RT||7 minutes||
£1.80 per hour for first 3 hours or £7.50 per day
|Dean Street Multi Story||NE1 1PG||15 minutes||£1.50 per hour|
|Grainger Town Multi Story||NE1 4DP||18 minutes||£1.00 per hour or £6.00 daily charge|
|Quayside Multi Story||NE1 2AQ||13 minutes||£1.10 per hour or £8.00 daily charge|
*Although we make every effort to ensure that this information is correct, we advise you to check prices with Newcastle City Council.
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.
Metro Park and Ride
Park your car at one of these stations and take a short Metro journey to Haymarket station opposite the University.
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: 392
- Cost: £2.30 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 parking on campusDisabled parking on campus
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.