How to get there

The IET encourages all delegates to consider their carbon footprint when choosing their method of travel.

By train

Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast Mainline and just a 15 minute walk to the venue. Reach it from London in under 3 hours, and regular direct rail services run from many UK cities. With a Student Railcard you save 1/3 on train travel instantly, too.

Below are some of the websites you might visit when planning on coming to Newcastle by train:

National Rail and Trainline - journey planning, live arrival and departure boards for UK stations

Eurostar - helps you plan your journey to us from Europe

By Metro

Newcastle University is connected to the city’s suburbs, airport, the coast, and a range of museums and sight-seeing opportunities by the Tyne and Wear Metro light rail service.

Haymarket is the closest station to the University campus and trains run frequently during the day, starting at around 5.45 and ending at around 23.30. Travel is quick, inexpensive, and even cheaper with a Student Metro pass.

Visit the Nexus website to find maps of the Metro system and Metro timetables.

By bus

Reach us by Megabus or National Express and enjoy a scenic journey that’s fuss-free and wallet-friendly. Reach us from London or Glasgow for under £10.

By car

It’s easy to reach the venue by car, particularly if you’re travelling along the A1 (M).

The venue’s postcode is NE4 5TG if you’re using a sat-nav or route planner. Park and ride is the best option for drivers, as the University doesn't offer parking on campus.

Electric vehicle charging points are available on William Street at Newcastle Helix with a number of rapid and fast charging points.

By plane

Newcastle Airport is located about seven miles north west of University campus and hosts regular flights to domestic and international airports. Domestic flights are quick and affordable.

The University is connected to the airport by Metro line, and it’s just a cheap, quick, and fuss-free 25 minute journey from the airport to campus.

Buses from the airport entrance run to Newcastle city centre regularly, and you can plan this in advance through the Traveline website.

For more information visit the Nexus bus website to find bus timetables and bus ticket fares. For more information visit the Nexus bus website to find bus timetables and bus ticket fares

Arriving by sea without a car

If you're a foot passenger arriving at the North Shields ferry terminal, there are buses to Newcastle city centre. The bus journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

The nearest Metro station is Percy Main, about a 20-minute walk from the terminal building. The Metro journey into the city centre takes 20 minutes.