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With its intriguing industrial heritage, brilliant arts scene and great shopping hubs, there are plenty of reasons to love Newcastle. You can book cheap train tickets to Newcastle with TransPennine Express either online or via our app and get ready to save yourself money and time at the station.
You’ll discover several regular TransPennine Express services run to Newcastle Central train station. Once you’ve arrived, there are a number of ways to get around the city. For unlimited bus travel around the city, buy a Newcastle PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for £4 adult, £2 for a child and (£2.65 with a Railcard). You can also board the Yellow or Green lines of the Metro, which will take you to most places, including Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle Airport. Outside, there’s 24-hour parking, a taxi rank and regular local buses.
The times of the first and last trains to and from Newcastle will depend on where you're coming from or going to, so always check your journey for the most up to date times. In general, trains arrive into Newcastle from 6am until 1am, and depart from just before 5am until around 11pm.
Yes, Newcastle Central station has both a short stay and a long stay car park. The former can be found on Neville Street, just outside the front of the station, while the long stay car park sits next to the Royal Station Hotel.
Short stay car parking starts at £2 an hour and there’s a maximum limit of two hours. Need to leave your car for longer at the station? The larger long stay car park offers 24-hour parking from £17.50, in addition to weekly, monthly or even yearly tariffs if you regularly catch the train from Newcastle.
How long your journey by train to Newcastle takes will depend on where you’re departing from and what time of day it is. If you’re popping in from Durham to shop, work or enjoy a bite to eat, it’ll take you less than 15 minutes by train.
Heading into the city from the Scottish capital? Train times between Newcastle and Edinburgh are typically just under two hours. If you’re taking a train to Newcastle from Leeds, you’ll arrive in around 90 minutes. Jumping on a train to Newcastle from York? Your trip duration will be closer to an hour.
Newcastle: it’s got charm, personality, and lots to brag about. The evolving quayside boasts seven iconic bridges including the Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Millennium Bridge, uniting the Newcastle and Gateshead banks of the River Tyne. Brimming with excellent galleries such as the Laing Art Gallery, world-renowned music venues like Sage Gateshead and St. James’ Park, Newcastle United’s home football stadium, there is something for everyone. Packed with heritage, culture and a vibrant city centre, a Geordie welcome will always await you. Add it to your must visit list and buy a train ticket to Newcastle now.
Right next to Newcastle train station, Life Science Centre is a must do for all the family - it includes a planetarium and a 4D motion ride. On the Gateshead side of the river is the internationally acclaimed BALTIC centre for Contemporary Art. It's free entry and has five floors of inspiring contemporary art exhibitions. Newcastle is also a gateway to the UNESCO Heritage Site Hadrian's Wall, a Roman historical landmark that's nearly 2000 years old. If you just want a tour of the city, you can hop on an open-top tour bus for Newcastle Gateshead. You even get free bus travel on Go North East buses for the rest of the day too.
The House of Tides is local lad Kenny Atkinson’s Michelin-star restaurant. It’s not wildly expensive and the food is inventive and fun - there’s a vegetarian tasting menu too. Try out the Super Natural Cafe which serves hearty vegetarian and vegan food and delicious sweet treats as well as coffee, wines and spirits. Finally, The Broad Chare, with its mantra of ‘Proper Pub, Proper Beer, Proper Food’ might just be the Goldilocks choice for food and drink in Newcastle. And for the best burgers in town? Venture down to Fat Hippo Underground.
In Newcastle, shopping comes in various guises. At the top of the heap there's Metrocentre in Gateshead, the UK's biggest shopping centre. Meanwhile, Eldon Square has every high street store you’ll need, good chain restaurants as well as a free kid’s club. Grainger Market sits in a Grade 1 listed building. With over 100 independent traders selling everything from dumplings to dancewear, it’s a slice of history for the modern consumer. High Bridge Quarter, in the centre of the city, is a small knot of vintage clothes shops where you might just find the bargain to round off your trip.
For more ideas of what to do in Newcastle, visit NewcastleGateshead.
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