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How To Get Around Newcastle

One of the first things to consider when booking a city break to a new city is getting around. You’ll want to choose a city with good transport links making it easy to see the sights. Luckily, you’re spoiled for choice when you visit Newcastle. We encourage our guests to make sustainable transport choices, making use of Newcastle’s fantastic public transport system to get from A to B in a greener, cheaper way. We’re situated on Thornton Street, close to all major attractions and transport links and our team are always on hand to give you directions or advice. Book a stay in our centrally located Newcastle accommodation, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments and enjoy exploring the city from a comfortable, flexible base.

Walking in Newcastle

When you choose accommodation in Newcastle, you’re reducing your need for any transport. Being centrally located means you can enjoy many of the city’s best attractions on foot. Discovery Museum and the Life Science Centre are a five-minute walk from our Newcastle accommodation. Most of the other major museums in the city are less than 30 minutes on foot. Eldon Square Shopping, Grey Street and Monument Mall are a ten-minute stroll from our serviced apartments in central Newcastle too. We’re surrounded by bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants – everything you could want for a successful break on your doorstep. If you do need to use public transport, we’re a short distance from bus and metro stops making onward travel simple.

Public Transport in Newcastle

We’re encouraging guests to make more sustainable transport options, travel without cars and use public transport as much as possible. Luckily, Newcastle has a fantastic public transport system allowing you to explore the city with ease. Our bus service, including Quaylink Bus (or Qbus as its locally known), has created new links to Gateshead Quayside, Newcastle and across Newcastle City Centre. The Metro System is reliable and gets you where you want to be as quickly as possible. You can use the transport system to see all of the sights that are a little too far to walk to like the Metro Centre, Beamish, Hadrian’s Wall, the coast, and the iconic Angel of the North to name a few. Our team are happy to help you plan a journey by public transport if you’d like to take out the guesswork.

Transport to and from Newcastle Airport

Travelling to and from Newcastle airport is easy by public transport. Our central Newcastle accommodation means we are close to many bus and metro services as well as a dedicated airport bus line. With a Metro station located at Newcastle International Airport, travelling by Metro couldn’t be easier. The journey to Newcastle city centre takes around 25 minutes and the closest stop to our serviced apartments in Newcastle is Central Station, less than four minutes’ walk. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 6am to 11pm. You can buy tickets at the stop using cash or credit card card. A single journey costs around £4.30 and it’s only £5.70 for a full day ticket.

Taxis in Newcastle

While travelling by car is a less sustainable way to get around, we understand sometimes public transport just doesn’t suit your schedule or mobility. Taxis are easy to pick up in Newcastle and you can simply hail one on the street. If you like to be a bit more prepared or pay via card, you can use the Free Now app available in most UK cities. One of our team will be happy to organise a taxi for you with a local firm also. Travelling by taxi can be expensive depending on the destination and time of day so plan your journey carefully. If you’re going to the airport, you may be able to negotiate a return fare before you get in.

Enjoy high quality, great value accommodation in Newcastle when you book with PREMIER SUITES. Our central location is ideal for exploring the city on foot or on public transport. We’re making strides to improve our property and make staying with us a greener, more responsible way to travel. Find out more about our sustainability efforts and book our best available rates exclusively on our website.


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