Visitor Information

Newcastle University is in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and easily reachable by train and plane.

Within Newcastle: The Herschel Building is right next to the Haymarket Metro station (green or yellow line). From Newcastle Central station it’s just 2 stops with the metro or alternatively, about 17min walk. From the airport, it’s about 20min with the Metro.


There are plenty of hotels in the city centre and the popular Jesmond area with lots of restaurants and pubs around.

Osborne Hotel Jesmond (~20min walk, 1 metro stop)

Holiday Inn Express (~20 min walk, 2 metro stops, close to Station)

Motel One (~12min walk)

Flights to/from Newcastle

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) has direct flight links to major airports like: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Geneva, London, Munich, Paris

Other nearby airports are: Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool

Train Links from the UK

From Durham: direct links to Newcastle (~15min)

From Edinburgh: directly to Newcastle (~1.5h)

From Leeds: directly to Newcastle (~1.5h)

From Sheffield: directly to Newcastle (~2h)

From Manchester: directly to Newcastle (~2.5h)

From Lancaster: via Carlisle (~2.5h)

From Liverpool: directly to Newcastle (~3h)

From London: LNER from King’s Cross directly to Newcastle (~3h)

From Nottingham: via Derby or Sheffield (~3h)

From Cambridge: via Peterborough with LNER to Newcastle (~3.5h)

From Oxford: Directly to Newcastle (~4h)

From Brighton: via London with LNER to Newcastle (~4.5h)

From Portsmouth: via London with LNER to Newcastle (~5.5h)

From Southampton: via London with LNER to Newcastle (~5.5h)

From Swansea: via Bristol (~6.5h)