Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle is a well connected city being a main stop on the east coast main line as well as having an international airport on the outskirts (7 miles) from the city. The University is also well connected by road via the A1.

Getting here 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.

  • National Rail enquires – journey planning, live arrival and departure boards for UK stations
  • Metro – Tyne and Wear local rail service

Getting here by road

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, park and ride options or your hotel.

Getting here by air

Newcastle International Airport is about 7 miles from the University, and is linked to the city centre via Metro.

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. 

The University

The University campus is found within the city centre. It is walking distance from most of the places that participants are likely to stay. Parking is relatively expensive near the University, so if you need to commute to the University the nearest Metro station is Haymarket.

Download a campus and city map to find your way around the University and city.

Dove Marine Laboratory

The Dove Marine Laboratory is located in Cullercoats Bay, 9 miles east of the main campus and a 2 min walk from Cullercoats Metro station. Established in 1908, the Dove supports field and aquarium based research and teaching. Having our own satellite marine station makes Newcastle University one of the last UK universities to have a field station. While a beautiful building, the Dove needs some love and we are fortunate enough to have been in receipt of a bequest to make some of these improvements.

We will run the poster session at the Dove on Wednesday evening.