Getting around Newcastle


The Metro system has been rated as one of the country‘s most efficient modes of transport. It is an ideal way to get to and from the airport.
The Metro trains themselves have room for wheelchairs and buggies and have comfortable seating. You can buy your ticket at any Metro station. 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

Bus services 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.


QuayLink buses offer a low-emission, high-frequency, accessible and easy-to-use service, and are the best way to get around central NewcastleGateshead. Routes connect the attractions and sights of Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays with Newcastle Central Station, Haymarket Bus Station and Gateshead Interchange.

Ticket options include a single fare and an all-day ticket. Day Rover tickets, Transfare tickets, Network One Travel Tickets including zone one and MetroSaver season tickets including zone A are also valid on QuayLink.

Quaylink operate two services:

  • Q1 Gateshead - The Sage - Gateshead College - Baltic - Quayside - Newcastle
  • Q2 Newcastle - Quayside - Ouseburn - St Peter’s Basin

Quaylink bus map

Quaylink bus timetable