Getting Here

Whether travelling by air, sea, rail or road, Northumbria University is easily accessible.

Situated in the north-east of England, Northumbria 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.

By Road

Newcastle MapRoad travel, by coach or car, is particularly easy as Newcastle stands on the premier north-south route in the UK.  

  • 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 nextdoor residential estate.

By Rail

Rail services operate from many cities. Approximate travelling times are:

Birmingham 4 hours
Edinburgh 2 hours
Glasgow 3 hours
London 3 hours
Manchester 3 hours
Sheffield 2 hours
Leeds 1.5 hours

Rail Enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)8457 484 950

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 Coach

National Express operates good services. Approximate travelling times are:

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


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.

DFDS Seaways

Travelling around Newcastle

Newcastle is a very 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.

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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If you have any questions about getting here or Northumbria in general please just ask.

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Undergraduate Open Days

Looking to study an Undergraduate degree in 2017? Open Days are a great way to get a feel for a university, discover more about the course[s] you want to study, and speak to staff and students. Our upcoming Undergraduate Open Day is 30 June & 1 July. Book a place today!