Getting Around Newcastle
The Metro is a great way to see the sights of Newcastle, working out at a low price if you buy the daysave ticket which allows you to hop on and off as much as you like.
There are three main bus services to take you around the city, including the Quaylink electric buses, which operate around the Quayside, Ouseburn and Gateshead areas. The Arriva and StageCoach buses also operate frequently around the city. All have value ticket options, which are perfect if you’re on a budget.
Many of the buses now take contactless payments but it’s also best to have some spare change on you just in case. You can find out bus times and more information here and buy tickets and find out the prices for all public transport in Newcastle here.
Sometimes public transport just isn’t an option, especially when it’s 3 am, you’ve danced as much as you can and have just eaten a whole pizza. Don’t worry, taxi ranks are found in most central areas including the Haymarket, Jesmond and Quayside operating 24 hours a day.
Before getting in a black cab (or Hackney carriage as the Geordies call them) make sure that it has a top sign, red door crest and a rear plate. Alternatively, call an Uber.
If one of your stag or hens has been lumbered with the driving, there are some central 24-hour car parks, including Times Square Car Park and Q Park. Most central car parks and on-street parking are free after 5 pm and on Sundays. Although some of the car parks now take phone payments, it’s advisable to make sure you have enough change on you.