Our Open Days are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our courses and facilities.
How to get here
Northumbria is an internationally acclaimed modern university in the heart of the historic UK map City of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. It has two separate campuses - Newcastle City Campus and Coach Lane Campus both located within Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle upon Tyne is a regional capital and is just two hours and forty minutes 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.
Postcode for City Campus West: NE1 8ST
Postcode for City Campus East: NE1 2SW
Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. East Coast operate the East Coast mainline from London King's Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire. A new London King's Cross service to Sunderland is operated by Grand Central Trains.
Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi. Station facilities include travel information, left luggage, toilets, cafés, a bar and cash machines.
Journey information from destinations within the UK
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.
If you are planning a trip to Newcastle upon Tyne and looking for trains to Newcastle visit the TransPennine Express website.
TransPennine Express don't charge booking fees when buying train tickets online.
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.
Central car parks are situated only a short distance from both routes and are well signposted.
Use the following online tools to help you plan your journey to Newcastle upon Tyne. All open in a new window.
Journey information from destinations within the UK
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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.
Make the most of your visit
If you’ve only got a few hours spare make sure you get off campus, explore and find out what it’s going to be like to live in NewcastleGateshead.
Head down to the Quayside. – Famous for the seven bridges that cross the River Tyne. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars to grab something to eat. It’s free to pop into BALTIC. Check out the ever changing exhibition programme. Make sure you check out the shop and take the lift to the fifth floor viewing platform for the best views across NewcastleGateshead.
Just next door is The Sage Gateshead. The world-class home of international music. You’ve got to go in, just to witness how stunning the venue is. There’s a great cafe too and more fab views across the Quayside.
Walk (or take the Quaylink bus) back up to Newcastle city centre. Grey Street, leading to Grey’s Monument has been voted Britain’s Best Street and is home to Theatre Royal and a great choice of delicious restaurants. Just off Grey Street is High Bridge. Cobbled streets, quirky vintage stores, amazing independent restaurants
And of course, don’t forget the shops. Just a few minutes walk from the uni campus you’ll find Eldon Square Shopping Centre - home to over 150 shops and places to eat. You can’t fail to spot the new Primark on Northumberland Street – it’s reported to be the 2nd biggest in the UK and you’ll also find Fenwick, Newcastle’s very own premium department store, stocking exclusive fashion labels you won’t find anywhere else in the North East.
If this all sounds a bit too jam-packed – why not make a weekend of it and stay overnight? There’s so much to see and do, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed
Head out to see the Angel of the North, you can get the Go North East 21 or 22 bus from Eldon Square Bus Station. You can always stop off at Metrocentre on your way back – with over 300 shops, it’s Europe’s biggest shopping and leisure centre.
Sports fans can take a behind the scenes tour of St James’ Park (yes we can call it that again!), home to Newcastle United.
Or why not visit the Castle Keep, one of the finest examples of a Norman stone keep in Britain, standing on the site of the original “New Castle” that gave the city its name. Climb to the top for fantastic panoramic views.
You can also head out to the coast. It takes just 20 minutes by Metro and you’ll find miles and miles of golden sand, dramatic cliffs, coves and lighthouses to explore. There’s a thriving surf scene in Tynemouth and a funfair in South Shields.
Getting around the beautiful North East couldn’t be easier – use the Traveline website to plan your journey.
FREE shuttle bus service
During the open day, we offer a free shuttle bus service between city campus and coach lane campus, for people who are interested in our Health and Education courses.
These buses run from just outside City Campus east approximately every half an hour between 9:30 and 3:30, and drop off at our Coach Lane East Campus. The journey takes about 15 minutes.
The drop off and pick up point at Coach Lane Campus returning back to City Campus is at the turning circle on the east side of the campus, next to the sports centre.
CAR PARKING FOR CITY CAMPUS
For people using sat navs, the postcode for the main car park at City Campus East is NE2 1UY. However please be aware that spaces are limited and fill up fast.
Please note that there is nowhere to park on the University Campus itself.
We suggest, however, that it may be better for you to drive directly to a nearby car park. All of these suggested public car parks are within easy walking distance of the campus.
Please use the following postcodes:
John Dobson Street multi-storey NCP car park John Dobson Street NE1 8HL
552 spaces (for City Campus Registration Points)
MEA House public car park Ellison Place NE1 8SX
119 spaces, 7 disabled (for City Campus Registration Points)
College Street public car park College Street NE1 8JG
73 spaces, 5 disabled (for City Campus Registration Points)
Civic Centre public car park Sandyford Road NE2 1DF
280 spaces, 5 disabled (for City Campus Registration Points)
Manors public car park Trafalgar Street NE1 2LA
634 spaces (for City Campus Registration Points, but especially City Campus East)
We know that for some people, the open day experience can be a bit overwhelming or a bit confusing. In order to make life easier for our visitors on campus, we have a team of student helpers, who are there to assist, direct and answer any questions you may have.
They will be situated across both City and Coach Lane Campuses, and are easily recognisable, in their bright orange t-shirts.
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