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Getting Here

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NewcastleGateshead is easy to get to whether you're travelling by air, road, sea or rail. And, once you're here the central district is so compact it's great to walk or cycle around, or simply jump on the quick and efficient Metro system or one of the many buses.

To plan your journey to NewcastleGateshead, visit the official Rugby World Cup 2015 journey planner here.

By Road
The A1(M) passes through NewcastleGateshead linking the areas to London, the south, Scotland and major routes across England. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6 to Manchester, south west England and Wales.

Journey information from other Rugby World Cup host cities

Location Distance - km Distance - miles
Birmingham 341 212
Brighton 555 345
Cardiff 518 322
Exeter 600 372
Gloucester 420 261
Leeds 153 95
Leicester 302 188
London 444 276
Manchester 230 143
Milton Keynes 378 235

By Rail
Newcastle Central Station sits on the East Coast mainline, connecting London Kings Cross  and Scotland, with over 30 trains daily. You can book trains online to anywhere in the UK at Virgin East Coast Trains.

By Air
Newcastle International Airport is just 8 miles from the city centre, and offers direct links to international hubs including London Heathrow, Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai as well as over 65 destinations across the UK and Europe. The easiest way to get to the city centre is by Metro, with trains running every 5 - 15 minutes. Bus services, car hire and taxis are also available.

You can check all the current routes to Newcastle International Airport by visiting their website.

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England 2015 Newcastle City Council NewcastleGateshead Initiative