Getting around Newcastle couldn’t be easier. If you’re planning to visit Newcastle then this travel guide willl definitely help! Once you’re here, the city of Newcastle is so compact it’s great to walk around or simply jump on the quick and efficient Metro system or one of the many buses and taxis.
The Metro system has been rated as one of the country‘s most efficient modes of transport and carries more than 37 million passengers a year. It is an ideal way to get to and from the airport as well as the Jesmond café bar scene and the coastal areas.
The Metro trains themselves have room for wheelchairs and buggies and have comfortable seating. You can buy your ticket at any Metro station, so have some change ready. Look out for the Metro Hopper which lets you travel in zone one all day, or Metro DaySaver which gives all day unlimted Metro travel. Visit the Metro website for more information, hints and tips about getting around by Metro.
Bus services in Newcastle are plentiful and frequent and there are a wide variety of special travel tickets available including a Day Rover for unlimited travel by any form of public transport in Tyne & Wear, while the North East Explorer ticket can be used on public transport right across the North East region. Buy one on the day from bus drivers or in advance from Travelshops.
If you’re visiting the Angel of the North why not take the unique Angel Bus (Go North East services 21 & 22) from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle or Gateshead Interchange.
Almost 400 taxi drivers have taken part in the ambassador programme to become important experts and representatives of Newcastle. Wherever you see the official sign you can be reassured that the driver will be able to help you with information about the area and is committed to advising passengers on things to do and places to visit. We highly reccomend either La Taxis or Blueline Taxis
If you plan to cycle in Newcastle we highly recommend you use The Cycle Hub. It’s an information centre for all cycling related things in and around Newcastle, from guided rides, cycle training, transfer services and local clubs. Visit: http://www.thecyclehub.org/
Whether this is your first time in the city – and you want to find the best places to eat, shop or visit – or whether you have been many times or lived here for years, there are still lots of secrets to discover through a guided or self-guide tour. A walking guide, detailing eight walks around Newcastle is available free from the Tourist Information Centres. Enjoy!
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