Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

NewcastleGateshead is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome. United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) forms a single, diverse and exciting conference destination, set in the heart of North East England.

When you discover NewcastleGateshead, you’ll discover an exciting city, with 2000 years of history, less than three hours north of London and just one hour south of Scotland.

Easily accessible – our airport connects to 80 destinations worldwide, and there are over 40 trains per day between Newcastle and London, and 37 trains per day to Edinburgh.

NewcastleGateshead is a destination that both organisers and delegates love (a recent survey revealed that 86% of delegates would like to return for a visit!). It’s not surprising thanks to its striking setting, compact city centre, fantastic transport links and a spectacular setting featuring world-famous icons including the Tyne Bridge and Angel of the North.

From coal to code, from warehouses to world-class contemporary arts, from shipbuilding to the Angel of the North from steam engines to smart cities NewcastleGateshead is a destination not to be missed.

Served by an international airport, fast and frequent rail connections, an international ferry terminal and a number of major road routes, NewcastleGateshead provides outstanding connectivity to all areas of the North, the UK, Europe and the world. NewcastleGateshead has all the access links you’d expect from a major European city including its own international airport so wherever ISBE delegates are from they can be here in no time.


Travelling by Air

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) connects directly to over 80 destinations including the major hubs – Amsterdam (KLM), Brussels (BMI Regional), Dusseldorf (Eurowings), Dubai (Emirates), Dublin (Aer Lingus and Ryanair), London Heathrow (British Airways) and Paris (Air France and Flybe). The flights to these hubs offer further connections to over 240 destinations worldwide. Domestic routes connect to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Newquay and Southampton with high capacity on routes into Ireland via Dublin and Cork.

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is only 10 miles from Newcastle city centre, approximately 15 minutes by taxi, which can be found outside the front of the airport. Alternatively, our Metro System connects directly to the airport terminal with a journey time of just 25 minutes to the city centre, and very convenient to our hotel (nearest stop, Newcastle Central Station). This direct service runs every ten minutes.

Travelling by Sea

The International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays, North Shields is only 8 miles (11km) east of Newcastle city centre. It’s the North of England’s main sea link with Europe.

Travelling by Road

Travelling by Rail

Newcastle Central Station is right in the heart of the city centre and is served by Virgin Trains East Coast, CrossCountry Trains and First Transpennine Express: all operating direct services from most major cities.  As a major stop on the efficient East Coast Mainline, Newcastle is just 2 hours 45 minutes from central London, with up to 40 trains per day from Kings Cross and 1 hour 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds.  The central station is within easy walking distance of our proposed hotels and venues, and as the hub of NewcastleGateshead’s transport infrastructure, it is extremely well connected.