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Directions to Northumbria

Situated in the North East of England, Northumbria University has two separate campuses. The largest, City Campus, is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Coach Lane Campus is situated in a leafy suburb of the city, 3 miles from City Campus.

Whether travelling by air, sea, rail or road, Northumbria University is easily accessible. Newcastle upon Tyne is just under three hours away from London by the fastest rail service, whilst Edinburgh (Scotland's capital) is only an hour away. Newcastle has its own International Airport, whilst regular ferry services operate to and from Northern Europe.

Road travel, by coach or car, is particularly easy as Newcastle stands on the premier north-south route in the UK. Once in Newcastle itself, the extensive local public transport system, including the Metro (Tyneside's own underground), makes getting around very easy.

By Road

The A1(M) passes through Newcastle upon Tyne linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England.

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  • Postcode for City Campus West: NE1 8ST
  • Postcode for City Campus East: NE2 1UY
  • The University address for our Coach Lane Campus is Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA. Please note that satnav devices using the above postcode will direct travellers to a next door residential estate.

Journey information from destinations within the UK 

Location Distance - km Distance - miles
Aberdeen 402 250
Birmingham 341 212
Bristol 486 302
Cardiff 518 322
Carlisle 93 58
Edinburgh 192 119
Exeter 600 372
Glasgow 243 151
Hull 227 141
Leeds 153 95
Liverpool 278 173
London 444 276
Manchester 230 143
Nottingham 267 166
Plymouth 666 414
Sheffield 208 129
Southampton 528 328
York 142 88

All journey times and distances are approximate. Northumbria University makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information but cannot accept responsibility for any error or change of details after this date.

By Coach

Newcastle upon Tyne is also well-connected by long-distance coaches to other major cities in the UK. These operate from Newcastle Coach Station, located on St James' Boulevard in the city centre, a five-minute walk from the city's railway station and Central Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

National Express operates good services. Approximate travelling times are:

Location Travel Time
Birmingham 5 hours
Edinburgh 3 hours
Glasgow 4 hours
London 6 hours
Manchester 4 hours
Sheffield 3 hours

National Express
Tel: +44 (0)871 781 8178

There are two major bus stations in the city centre including Haymarket and Eldon Square which provide services to local areas.

Arriva mainly operates from Haymarket Bus Station providing the majority of services to the north of Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside. Go North East operates from Eldon Square Bus Station, providing the majority of services south of the river in Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, and County Durham. Stagecoach is the primary operator in the city, with cross-city services between both the West and East ends via the city centre.

By Rail

Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station.

Approximate travelling times are:

Location Travel time
Aberdeen 4h
Birmingham 2h 50mins
Bristol 4h 30mins
Cardiff 5h 10mins
Carlisle 1h 20mins
Edinburgh 1h 25mins
Exeter 5h 30mins
Glasgow 2h 30mins
Hull 2h 20mins
Leeds 1h 25mins
Liverpool 3h
London 3h
Manchester 2h 20mins
Nottingham 2h 45mins
Sheffield 1h 45mins
Southampton 4h 45mins
York 1h

All journey times and distances are approximate. Northumbria University makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information but cannot accept responsibility for any errors.

By Air

Newcastle has its own international airport operating both domestic and international flights to cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Dublin, Belfast, Southampton, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Dubai and Copenhagen.

Newcastle International Airport
Tel: +44 (0)871 882 1122

By Sea

Car ferry and passenger services operate to Tyneside from Holland.

The North Shields International Ferry Terminal at Royal Quays ( Tyne Commission Quay) is seven miles east of Newcastle. Bus services run from the terminal building to the city centre.

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Travelling around Newcastle

Newcastle is a compact city so getting around is easy! It has one of the best integrated transport systems in the country, centred upon the Metro system, and the extensive bus networks.

Metro is the North East's urban transit system. With 60 stations spread across the heart of Tyne and Wear you can easily travel from Sunderland, Gateshead and across Newcastle to visit Northumbria University.

Excellent bus and Metro services run between our two Newcastle campuses and we also operate our own free bus service during both semesters.

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