By Metro

A Metro train at Newcastle Airport station

Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system with 60 stations serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. The Metro has been rated as one of the country’s most efficient modes of transport and currently carries nearly 40 million passenger journeys per year.

With a Metro station located at Newcastle International Airport, travelling by Metro couldn’t be easier.

Travelling to Newcastle city centre

The journey to Newcastle city centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central Station) takes around 25 minutes. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm.

Please note: To allow for major station refurbishment work trains will run through Central Station without stopping from 14 September until 30 June 2016 after 8pm each evening Sunday to Thursday. 

Travelling to Sunderland

The journey to Sunderland Metro station takes around 55 minutes. There are trains every 12 minutes (evenings and Sundays every 15 minutes) from approximately 5.44am to 10.57pm.

For Metro times please call Nexus on: 0191 2020 747 or visit

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