Once you’re here the central district of Newcastle Gateshead it is so compact it’s excellent to walk around or simply get onto the quick and efficient Metro system or one of the many taxis and buses.
Call Traveline for all your local public transport enquiries on 0871 200 22 33 or, for people with impaired hearing, call the Textphone number on 0870 241 2216. Lines are open 7am-8pm each day. You can also look at the www.traveline.info website.
The Metro system carries more than 37 million passengers a year and has been rated as one of the country‘s most efficient modes of transport. It is a great way to get from the airport to the Jesmond café bar scene and the coastal areas and back to the airport.
The Metro trains have comfortable seating themselves and have room for wheelchairs and buggies too. Have some change ready as you can buy your ticket at any Metro station. Watch for the Metro Hopper which you can travel in zone 1 all day, or a Metro DaySaver which gives you unlimted Metro travel all day. Check out the Metro website for information, more hints and tips to show you how to get about around by Metro.
There are a wide variety of special travel tickets available including a Day Rover for unlimited travel by any form of public transport in Tyne & Wear, while the North East Explorer ticket can be used on public transport right across the North East region. And Bus services in Newcastle & Gateshead are plentiful and frequent.
Buy one on the day from bus drivers or in advance from Travelshops.
If you’re visiting the Angel of the North take the great Angel Bus, it departs from Newcastle or Gateshead Interchange at the Eldon Square Bus Station.
QuayLink buses offer a low-emission, high-frequency, accessible and easy-to-use service, and are the best way to get around central NewcastleGateshead. Routes connect the attractions and sights of Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays with Newcastle Central Station, Haymarket Bus Station and Gateshead Interchange.
Ticket options include a single fare and an all-day ticket. Day Rover tickets, Transfare tickets, Network One Travel Tickets including zone one and MetroSaver season tickets including zone A are also valid on QuayLink.
For transport information, visit a Nexus Travelshop located at major Metro stations, visitwww.nexus.org.uk or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
Getting home after a night out in NewcastleGateshead is easy too with Go North East’s Night Bus services. The N21 and N56 services run to Sunderland via Washington and Durham via Low Fell and Chester le Street. For more information visit www.simplygo.com
Almost 400 taxi drivers have taken part in the ambassador programme to become important experts and representatives of NewcastleGateshead. Wherever you see the official sign you can be reassured that the driver will be able to help you with information about the area and is committed to advising passengers on things to do and places to visit. Please find a selection of transport providers below:
EastCoast Taxis & Tours
There are a number of corporate and executive travel options in and around Newcastle & Gateshead. Please find a selection below:
Parkers Executive Chauffeurs
La Taxis – Corporate and VIP Taxis
EastCoast ExecutiverGarfield Executive Travel
For more information on car hire including Newcastle Airport car hire please visit our car hire page
For a limo hire, use Newcastle Limos
A cycle route map produced by Tynebikes is available from the Tourist Information Centres.
Whether this is your first time in the city – and you want to find the best places to eat, shop or visit – or whether you have been many times or lived here for years, there are still lots of secrets to discover through a guided or self-guide tour. A walking guide, detailing eight walks around NewcastleGateshead is available free from the Tourist Information Centres. Don’t forget if you are caught short around town Newcastle runs a ‘Use our Loos’ scheme, just look at for the Use our Loos logo.