Newcastle is a network of vibrant and varied neighbourhoods with neighbouring towns and villages providing rural and coastal homes less than an hour commute to Newcastle city centre. A wealth of bus, train and Metro links all connect to a city centre which is teeming with independent businesses, cafes, restaurants, craftsmen and art. With an international airport and three major seaports, commuting to and from Newcastle has never been easier. With a compact city centre, Newcastle can be navigated by foot, if this is an available option to you, and is an excellent means to discover the character of the city as well as help with our net zero ambitions.
The Tyne and Wear Metro system is an under and overground rail network that serves the boroughs of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland. With 60 stations across North East England, travelling by Metro is an accessible, quick and low emission means to get out and about. Stations and carriages have been adapted to adhere to access needs, including ramps, train time and next stop announcements, as well as specially trained staff on hand, to ensure each journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Plan your journey to work, view a live travel map and purchase penny-saving travel passes here.
Bus services in and around Newcastle are frequent and efficient with a variety of ticket options available, from single tickets to all day passes, making travelling by bus a cost-effective way to commute to Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
Catching a bus in the city centre is stress-free, with bus stations located throughout such as Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle Central Station and Old Eldon Square Bus Station. Plan your route home from the office here.
With a brand-new electric fleet from Go North East, commuting to and from Newcastle city centre needn’t cost the Earth. Download the Go North East app to find out more and to view bus timetables.
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Cycling to work is a viable and eco-friendly option for commuters who prefer travelling on two wheels. A network of cycle lanes leads you through Newcastle city centre, with plans from Newcastle City Council to widen more pathways and increase the amount of cycle lanes available.
Hop on a Neuron e-scooter for an emission-free and quick way of commuting to Newcastle city centre. Download the Neuron app, pick up a scooter from one of the many parking points throughout the city and zip to the office with ease.
There is an abundance of car parks and parking spaces available in Newcastle city centre, from on-street parking bays to multi-storey car parks. Pay-by-phone parking and contactless payments are available in an increasing amount of car parks, however meters accepting change only, are common. Several car parks also have the option to purchase a parking permit which would secure a parking space for the year. Find out more about parking charges here.
Post date: 2nd November 2021
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