An industrial engine room now reshaped as a party capital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is an evocative city of many different guises.
The beating heart of the Northeast exudes energy and charisma, offering good times, rich cultural heritage, iconic urban views and a trademark Geordie welcome.
With 60 stops across Newcastle and neighbouring Gateshead, the Metro provides speedy local connections and easy access to Tynemouth, South Shields and Sunderland. You can buy a ticket from any station, or if you're making multiple journeys, save money with a DaySaver pass or Pop Pay As You Go card.
Buses are numerous and frequent in Newcastle, with Stagecoach, Arriva and Quaylink among the local operators. A Tyne and Wear Day Rover ticket allows you to enjoy unlimited travel, and also use Metro services and the Shields Ferry.
Central Station and Grey Street are the principle departure points for taxis. As with the buses, don't be surprised if you face traffic delays at peak times – Newcastle's central routes do get busy.
Walking and cycling
The compact nature of the city means it’s easy and, in many ways, preferable, to navigate by foot or bicycle. Most of the attractions are centrally located. If you're keen to take advantage of the city's on- and off-road cycle routes, you can rent a bike from the Cycle Hub on the Quayside.