Getting around Newcastle

Moving to a new place can be quite overwhelming, and finding the best ways of exploring it can be time consuming. So, we’ve put together a few tips on the best ways of getting in and around Newcastle…

1) Foot

The best way to explore Newcastle is by walking! With everything being within 20-minutes, you won’t have to worry about getting into town, to university or the library. Student areas such as Sandyford, Jesmond and Heaton are also within walking distance, and they boast a number of delicious restaurants and bars… which most of the time do great student deals.

2) Metro

When living in Newcastle, you’ll notice several Metro stations. Newcastle is famous for its Metro service, as it connects you to many destinations within the city and also out of the city, such as several coast destinations. It’s very easy, efficient and cheap to use- a return ticket from the scenic seaside of Tynemouth is only £5.20 (where you can enjoy some of the best fish and chips!). You can purchase a Pop card if you are going to be frequent Metro user, and as you’re a student, it only costs £27 a month or £299 annually for all travel within Newcastle.

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3) Taxi

There are many taxi companies in Newcastle which will take you to where you need to be! Uber is a popular one, which is available to download on your phone. Looking for something cheaper? Budget Taxi’s is the one for you! They also have an app which is available for your phone.

Northumbria University do a fantastic partnership with Budget Taxi’s where if you run out of money, you can hand in your student card to the taxi driver and when you can pay, you will go and pick up your student card in exchange for payment.

4) Bus

Another way to get around is by bus, and there are many buses to get you to where you need to be! Just like the Metro, you can purchase a card where you can top-up or pay annually for Arriva, Go North East or Stagecoach buses.

Prices vary depending on which company you choose, so make sure to check out Most buses have free Wi-Fi and contactless payments to ensure a smooth, stress-free journey.