Travel Information

The university maintains a page with travel information on how to get to Newcastle University by train, car, and plane at A general campus map is also available there. The main venue for the conference is The Boiler House, which is number 10 on the campus map. 


Public transport

By train

Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast Mainline and just a 15-20 minute walk to campus.

You can reach us from London in under 3 hours, and regular direct rail services run from many UK cities. 

Below are some of the websites you might visit when planning on coming to Newcastle by train:

  • National Rail and Trainline - journey planning, live arrival and departure boards for UK stations
  • Eurostar - helps you plan your journey to us from Europe

NOTE: Some train lines are affected by strikes on the 5 & 6 of April 2024. Please see for more information.

By Metro

Newcastle University is connected to the city’s suburbs, airport, the coast, and a range of museums and sight-seeing opportunities by the Tyne and Wear Metro light rail service.

Haymarket is the closest station to the University campus and trains run frequently during the day, starting at around 5.45 and ending at around 23.30. Travel is quick, inexpensive, and safe.

Visit the Nexus website to find maps of the Metro system and Metro timetables.

By car

It’s easy to reach us by car, particularly if you’re travelling along the A1 (M)

Our postcode is NE1 7RU if you’re using a sat-nav or route planner. Park and ride is the best option for drivers, as the University doesn't offer parking on campus to visitors. Indeed, parking at certain metro stations and taking the metro into Newcastle ends up much cheaper than parking in most city centre carparks.  The Eldon Garden Shopping Centre multi-storey car park is a short walk away, enter at this location

By bus

Reach us by Megabus or National Express and enjoy a scenic journey that’s fuss-free and wallet-friendly. 

Newcastle is well-connected to all the culture, countryside, and nightlife the north east has to offer via our local Tyne and Wear bus service. For more information visit the Nexus bus website to find bus timetables and bus ticket fares

By plane

Newcastle Airport is located about seven miles north west of University campus and hosts regular flights to domestic and international airports. Domestic flights are quick and affordable.

The University is connected to the airport by Metro line, and it’s just a cheap, quick, and fuss-free ~25 minute journey from the airport to campus. This is the recommended way to travel from the airport.

Buses from the airport entrance also run to Newcastle city centre regularly, and you can plan this in advance through the Traveline website.

By taxi

Newcastle University recommends the following taxi firms elsewhere: 

  • ABC Taxis: Tel: +44 (0) 191 233 1000
  • Blueline Taxis: Tel: +44 (0) 191 262 6666
  • Dean Taxis: Tel: +44 (0) 191 444 4444
  • LA Taxis: Tel: +44 (0) 191 287 7777
  • Noda Taxis: Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 1888