Travelling to Newcastle
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Travelling from Sheffield to Newcastle
Located on the north bank of the River Tyne, Newcastle is renowned for its lively nightlife and great shopping opportunities, all set amongst the city’s historic architecture. It is also home to thousands of students attending either Newcastle and Northumbria University, as well as its own football team, Newcastle United, located at St. James Park. Museums and art galleries are also an option for those looking for more of a cultural experience; Newcastle has anything and everything for a great day out.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Newcastle?
Yes, all our CrossCountry trains go direct from Sheffield to Newcastle.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Newcastle?
On CrossCountry trains from Sheffield to Newcastle, there are a number of seating options available, some with tables and charging points for charging laptops and mobile phones. To make your journey even more comfortable, you could also opt for a First Class ticket with extra leg room and complimentary Wi-Fi. A catering service is also available with drinks and snacks.
Does Newcastle Central Station have step-free access?
Newcastle Central Station has step-free access throughout the whole of the station. Staff help is also available for any passengers needing extra assistance getting to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Central Station is just over a 10-minute walk to the city’s main high street, Northumberland Street.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Central Station is equipped with baby changing areas, waiting rooms and several refreshment areas to ensure journeys with families go as smoothly as possible.
For further information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Metro, Buses & Taxis in Newcastle
Newcastle has a range of public transport options, including buses and metros. Buses are located just outside the station entrance on Neville Street, whilst the metro can be accessed from the station. Both have links into the city centre, out to the coast or to the Metrocentre. A taxi rank is also located outside the station for those wishing to take a cab for their onward journey.
Shopping in Newcastle
Newcastle has great shopping opportunities, both in the city centre, and in the Metrocentre which is a short journey from Central Station. Eldon Square is located in the city centre, and is home to a flagship John Lewis Store, as well as the original Fenwick department store, famous for its festive Christmas window display which can be seen from Northumberland Street. Both Eldon Square and the Metrocentre have great high-street shops, as well as a huge array of places to eat and drink. For a great shopping day out, Newcastle definitely fits the bill.
Culture in Newcastle
Newcastle has a rich culture as a city, dating back nearly 2,000 years; from Roman fortresses to a hub for shipbuilding from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. There are a number of historic landmarks to visit such as The Castle, Grey’s Monument and the Tyneside Cinema, to name just a few. In addition, there are a variety of museums celebrating both the history and the science of Newcastle such as Beamish Museum, the Great North Museum and the Centre for Life. The Quayside provides a huge choice of places to eat and drink, looking over the River Tyne and the amazing modern architecture of the Sage and the Baltic Centre. It is the perfect mix of modern and historic culture.
Spending time in Newcastle?
Whether you’re in Newcastle just for the day, or for a long weekend, we recommend you check out our Guide to Newcastle to assist you in planning your ideal trip to the city.