Newcastle upon Tyne travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newcastle upon Tyne

With a population of 192,382, Newcastle upon Tyne is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Newcastle upon Tyne has to offer.

Where to Eat in Newcastle upon Tyne

If you’re looking for affordable options, Fuego at Fenwick Newcastle (39 Northumberland Street) and Fat Buddha - Newcastle (Degrees North Pilgrim Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Kiln (4 Hume Street) and Dat Bar (11 Market Street) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Newcastle upon Tyne.

When to visit Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne in January
Estimated hotel price
$89
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle upon Tyne in January
Estimated hotel price
$89
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Newcastle upon Tyne in August, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 20 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in April, when precipitation is around 66 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Newcastle upon Tyne, with an average rainfall of 38 mm.

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How to Get to Newcastle upon Tyne

Plane

When flying to Newcastle upon Tyne, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 5 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Newcastle upon Tyne from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 20h 45m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Newcastle upon Tyne, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Newcastle upon Tyne to London takes 2h 48m and costs around $101 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $86 for a 2h 53m trip. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne St James (Newcstle) is the busiest station in Newcastle upon Tyne. Another popular train station is Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle Central (Metro), located 0.4 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle upon Tyne is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 92 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newcastle upon Tyne, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 155 miles and will cost you around $33. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $27 for a journey of 225 miles. The most popular bus station is Newcastle upon Tyne Whitelee Farm, located 42 miles from the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle Upon Tyne Bus is also a commonly used station, and is 0.5 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Newcastle upon Tyne, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 5 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Newcastle upon Tyne from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 20h 45m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Newcastle upon Tyne, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Newcastle upon Tyne to London takes 2h 48m and costs around $101 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $86 for a 2h 53m trip. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne St James (Newcstle) is the busiest station in Newcastle upon Tyne. Another popular train station is Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle Central (Metro), located 0.4 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle upon Tyne is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 92 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newcastle upon Tyne, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 155 miles and will cost you around $33. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $27 for a journey of 225 miles. The most popular bus station is Newcastle upon Tyne Whitelee Farm, located 42 miles from the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle Upon Tyne Bus is also a commonly used station, and is 0.5 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Newcastle upon Tyne

Airlines serving Newcastle upon Tyne

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,293 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newcastle upon Tyne

Average rates range from around $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $220 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include easyHotel Newcastle and Sleeperdorm.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newcastle upon Tyne

Most booked hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne

Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$156+
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$133+
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$175+
Leonardo Hotel Newcastle Quayside
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$102+
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Newcastle-Gateshead
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$84+
Travelodge Newcastle Central
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$62+

Hiring a car in Newcastle upon Tyne

Hiring a car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs $63 per day, on average, or $438 if you want to hire it for 7 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Expect to pay $2.81 per litre in Newcastle upon Tyne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $33.71 and $44.94.

Hiring a car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs $63 per day, on average, or $438 if you want to hire it for 7 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Expect to pay $2.81 per litre in Newcastle upon Tyne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $33.71 and $44.94.