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Getting to Sunderland

If you arrive at Newcastle Airport without submitting an application or you arrive outside the designated dates of the Airport Arrival Service, you will need to arrange your own transport to Sunderland.

Newcastle International Airport is located approximately 20 miles (32km) north of Sunderland.

There are several ways you can travel to Sunderland from Newcastle Airport

Tyne & Wear Metro

The metro is a rail system that has over 60 locations covering Newcastle and Sunderland. There is a metro stop located at Newcastle airport and this can take you to a variety of locations.

The table below states the closest metro stations to our halls of residence.

Halls of ResidenceNearest Metro Stop
Clanny House Millfield
The Forge Millfield
Panns Bank & Scotia Quay Sunderland



The airport taxi company is the official taxi operator at Newcastle Airport. If you would like to pre-book a taxi in advance you can book one via the Airport Taxi website.

Click on the ‘Book now’ tab at the top of the page and complete the booking request.


Arriving from London?

If you arrive via a London Airport you can proceed to Newcastle/Sunderland via the following transport options:

National Express and Megabus offer frequent journeys from various locations around London direct into Sunderland city centre.

There are frequent train journeys from Kings Cross station direct to Sunderland and Newcastle city centre. It may be that your train gets you to Newcastle central station. You will then need to transfer to the metro for the remainder of your journey.