With a global reputation for its research and teaching and a wide-reaching vision as a civic university, Newcastle University is one of the country's most dynamic establishments. Its 50-acre campus is located on the city's edge, with good local transport links making it easy for the over 23,000 students enrolled here to make the most of the arts scene, shopping and nightlife
for which Newcastle is known.
Find out the best ways to travel to Newcastle University both locally and from further afield, including budget-friendly and sustainable options.
Commuting to Newcastle Uni by bus or metro
Newcastle boasts an excellent public transportation system which includes both local buses and a metro rail system that connects Newcastle with surrounding centres such as Sunderland, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside.
The nearest metro stop to campus is Haymarket Station – trains run frequently throughout the day between 5:45am and 11:30pm. You can see timetables and maps here
Local buses also run from the Haymarket bus station (beside the metro stop) and the Eldon Square bus station – you can plan your route and get bus times with the journey planner
How to get to Newcastle University by rail or coach
Newcastle is conveniently situated on the east coast main line, with regular direct services running to London Kings Cross, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as interconnecting services with a wide range of other UK destinations. The university campus is only about a 10 to 15-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station – there is also a taxi rank outside the station, or you can get the metro directly from the station.
You can also reach Newcastle via inter-city coach with National Express
– the main coach station for the city is at St James Boulevard, which is about a 15-minute walk from the city centre.
Travelling to campus by car share
Newcastle is easy to reach by road, as the A1(M) motorway passes close to the city centre. For those commuting to Newcastle University, the campus postcode to enter in your sat nav is NE1 7RU.
There is no parking available on campus, but there are a number of NCP car parks in the city centre that are within walking distance, and also a park and ride service at the Four Lane Ends and Heworth metro stations.
To make your car journey more cost-efficient (and a bit more environmentally friendly), consider organising a lift share with other people heading to the university. It's also a great way to meet new friends and get even more insight into this friendly city!