In the age of new stadiums being constructed on the outskirts of cities, St James’ Park offers a throwback to years gone by with its prominent location in the heart of Newcastle city centre. It is often said that football is a religion in this city, and it can certainly seem that way when 52,000 people descend on ‘the cathedral on the hill’ in order to watch their beloved team in black and white.
Whether you’re a Newcastle United
fan, or travelling to the city as an away supporter, getting to the ground couldn’t be easier. We’ve put together a guide highlighting the best transport options, be it by bus, train, metro or car.
How to get to Newcastle’s St James’ Park
Newcastle’s two main bus stations are located within a stone’s throw of each other on Percy Street, just a short walk down the road from the stadium. Haymarket Station offers routes to the north, whilst southern-bound services depart from Eldon Square.
A wide range of local bus routes, meanwhile, run along the Gallowgate which passes directly by the stadium. The routes serve areas across the city, as well as other parts of the city centre.
St James’ Park conveniently has its own Metro stop on the Yellow Line which runs out to the coast (Whitley Bay, North Shields). Those travelling on the line from South Tyneside can alight at Haymarket Metro Station, which is located near the bus stations and just a short walk away from the ground. You can see a full map of the Metro route here
Newcastle Central Station is the main rail hub in the city, located little more than a 15 minute walk from St James’ Park. Upon arrival, exit onto Neville Street then head north up Pink Lane. Cross the road on to West Walls, take a right onto Stowell Street and then keep left until you reach the Gallowgate – at which point the stadium will be directly in front of you.
Parking around the stadium is extremely limited, and given its city centre location, the surrounding roads are subject to parking restrictions both before, during and after the match. The best option is a park and ride from either Newcastle Great Park or the Metro centre. The latter enables you to park at the Metro Centre and then hop on the ‘Soccerbus’ which will shuttle you directly to the ground.
Should you wish to drive to the stadium for whatever reason, however, then use the NE1 4ST postcode on your sat nav.
Lift share to and from St James’ Park
Keen to save a penny or two on your football travels? Arranging a car share could be just the ticket, enabling you to split the cost of petrol and parking with your passengers. Invite friends, family or fellow supporters to join you on your trip – a convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly way of travelling.