If you are thinking about relocating, North Tyneside offers outstanding opportunities for business development and a top-quality lifestyle – the area boasts the UK’s largest and most successful office park, two Enterprise Zones and superb transport links.


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North Tyneside benefits from enviable transport links, including close proximity to Newcastle International Airport and an international ferry terminal.


Our infrastructure also offers fantastic road links to the rest of the region, via the A1 and A19, high quality public transport including the Tyne and Wear Metro, plus easy access to the east coast rail line.


Newcastle International Airport


Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in the North East with 4.6 million passengers passing through its doors in 2015. It is a jobs generator, supporting 3,200 jobs on site and a further 4,600 across the region.


The airport serves a catchment area of the North East, South Scotland, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire and contributes £646 million into the regional economy every year.


It connects to 80 destinations directly and provides access to a global network through London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Dubai.


Newcastle won ‘Best Airport with up to six million passengers in the UK’ for the fourth year running at the Airport Operators Association award ceremony 2012. Recent new routes and increased capacity announcements show positive signs for the year ahead, emphasising Newcastle Airport’s crucial role in the cultural and economic renaissance of the region.


Airlines operating from Newcastle International Airport include:

  • Aer Lingus Regional,
  • Air France
  • bmi regional
  • British Airways
  • CityWing
  • Eastern Airways
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • Eurowings
  • Flybe
  • Jet2.com 
  • KLM
  • Ryanair
  • SAS
  • Thomson
  • Thomas Cook
  • Vueling

Tyne and Wear Metro


Newcastle has a light railway Metro service with 60 stations in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.  The Metro is used by over 135,000 people each day, connecting passengers to the heart of city centres, railway stations and Newcastle International Airport.


Day saver tickets vary between £2.60 and £4.60 and monthly season tickets vary between £36 and £70 depending on the areas you wish to travel. Corporate Metro tickets are available to local employers.


National Rail


The East Coast Main Line provides a fast service connecting Newcastle with many major UK cities including London, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, York, Birmingham and Manchester.


Select a destination below to view the journey comparison:

5 Direct trains per day 4hr by rail 5 hr by road
28 Direct trains per day 3hr by rail 3hr 45min by road
33 Direct trains per day 1hr 30mins by rail 2hr 30mins by road
27 Direct trains per day 1hr 30mins by rail 2hr 30mins by road
31 Direct trains per day 2hr 50mins by rail 4hr 50mins by road
13 Direct trains per day 2hr 40mins by rail 2hr 50mins by road
73 Direct trains per day 1hr by rail 1hr 45mins by road



Further Information

Download our comprehensive guide to North Tyneside Demographics.