Getting around Newcastle and Gateshead is quick and easy thanks to the Metro.
Getting around Newcastle and Gateshead is quick and easy thanks to the Metro which is made up of overground and underground stations across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, and the coast. The yellow M is an iconic marker for the many metro stations in Tyne and Wear and the Nexus Metro has been rated as one of the UK's most efficient rapid transport systems.
Visitors to the region can enjoy direct links from Newcastle International Airport to the centre of Newcastle in just 20 minutes making getting around in Newcastle and Gateshead a breeze.
The route from the airport to the city centre is one of the fastest in Europe, with Metro trains running every 5-15 minutes. Single tickets cost from just £3.60, and an all zone Metro day ticket costing £5.30 allows for unlimited travel that day. Please visit the Nexus website for up to date ticket prices.
If you're visiting Newcastle city centre and are travelling by Metro, there are a number of Metro stops which you can disembark from.
Haymarket Metro Station is conveniently located at the top of Newcastle's main shopping street, Northumberland Street, and is in close proximity to both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and Great North Museum.
Monument Metro Station is one of the busiest stops in the UK outside of London, with 10 million people using the stop every year. Close by you will find an entrance to Eldon Square, Theatre Royal, and historic Grey Street, along with a choice of bustling bars and restaurants.
St James' Park has a dedicated Metro stop, conveniently located below the football stadium which is also called St James. Central Station and Monument are also in close proximity.
The Nexus Tyne and Wear Metro provides a service between Newcastle upon Tyne to Sunderland every twenty minutes. Board a train heading in the direction of South Hylton and disembark at Sunderland or Park Lane.
Want to find out more about the Nexus Tyne and Wear Metro? Then don't miss our blog, Getting Around Newcastle on the Metro: A Weird and Wonderful History.
For further information on both Metro and bus services, call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit the Metro website.
Join us on this wheelchair-friendly walkaround of the Nexus Tyne and Wear Metro as we showcase thoughtful accessibility features, providing convenience and comfort for wheelchair users, individuals with diverse abilities, older guests, and families. Watch the 360 VR Accessibility Tour here.
For other useful maps and guides when visiting the region, visit our maps and guides section so you can find your way around with ease.
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