Local travel

Newcastle and the surronding areas have one of the most exstensive and usable public transport systems in the country, with great inter-regional access provided by train and aeroplane, an impressive bus network, and the Metro system providing a transport backbone throughout the entire north east, from the airport to the coast, and as far as Sunderland.

Central Station is one of the major stations on the east coast mainline, connecting Newcastle seamlessly with Edinburgh and London, aswell as having many other lines that run local routes, go across the country to Hexham and Carlisle, down to Sunderland and Durham or many other places linked by the rail network.

The Tyne and Wear Metro is an extensive local train network, connecting Newcastle with the other local towns and cities, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Shields, Tynemouth. You can use it to get to the beach, or use it to go to the shops. It quite rightly prides itself upon being a part of everyday life for local people.

Newcastle is home to an International airport offering flights around the country and to major European destinations via providers such as British Airways and EasyJet. The airport is well linked to the city centre by the metro system, and also offers car rental.

The bus network around the region will allow you to access anywhere you want to go, whether that is five minutes down the road, or on the other side of the county. Stagecoach customers make over 35 million journeys a year across Newcastle, covering 11 million miles in the process.


What's on when

05 Nov
Durham Bonfire Night

The Aykley Heads Police Headquarters organise the annual Guy Fawkes celebrations in Durham, featuring fireworks and a bonfire. Refreshments are available and there's ample parking at County Hall.

  • Winter Evening Lights

    02 Nov

    As darkness falls the Alnwick Gardens fill with light during its Winter Evening Lights series. Admire the illuminated Grand Cascade or the spookily illuminated Poison Garden or choose your night and enjoy live blues or cooking demonstrations.

  • Lumiere

    17 Nov

    It's Durham's time to shine this November with the return of Lumiere. A festival of lights and showmanship, it draws dozens of artists who create installations and illuminations in the city, all using the dazzling power of light. 

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