Royal Victoria Infirmary

(0191) 233 6161

How to find us

The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) is situated in the heart of Newcastle's city centre and can be easily accessed by public transport or by car. If you have a sat nav system, the postcode for the RVI is NE1 4LP.

There is a multi-storey car park on the RVI site accessible from Queen Victoria Road and a number of public parking facilities are available in the vicinity. 

Below is a map to help with directions and links to websites with helpful information on local public transport and other ways of getting to Newcastle such as driving or flying.

There is also a leaflet below called "Finding your way around the RVI" which you can print to help you when you arrive on the hospital site.

Having arrived on site

Please use the following entrances to the main hospital:  

Claremont Wing (off Queen Victoria Road) leading to:

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Leazes Wing (off Richardson Road) leading to:

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New Victoria Wing (off Queen Victoria Road) leading to:

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Finding your way around the RVI - leaflet

To help you find your way around the RVI, please see our "Finding your way around the RVI" leaflet which shows all departments and wards on the RVI site, and can be downloaded for printing.

Finding your way around the RVI leaflet

Finding your way around the RVI - 705.03kb PDF

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Parking area

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Disabled Parking

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Train station

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Metro station

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Wayfinder Kiosk

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Entrance / Main entrance

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Public transport

To help you get in and around Newcastle more easily, link onto the Nexus Tyne & Wear passenger transport website. Here you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes into and out of the city centre, the extensive underground Metro system, the cross Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.

If you are travelling by Metro or Bus Services, the nearest station to the Hospital is "Haymarket".

"On foot" walk from the Haymarket either through the University Campus of Thomas Street (turning right) onto Queen Victoria Road, approximately 500 metres to the Main Entrance (New Victoria Wing).


Exit at Haymarket.

Bus Services

Should you require further information regarding Public Transport please go to or Travel Telephone 0871 2002233.

Park & Ride

Great Park is a convenient location for parking and using public transport to the Hospital.

High speed rail links

Access to all our hospitals in Newcastle is easy with high speed rail links directly to Newcastle’s Central Station from many destinations in England and Scotland.  We are less than an hour and a half away from both Leeds and Edinburgh, and you can get here directly from London Kings Cross, Peterborough Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in just 3 hours or less.

Find out more information on times and fares at the East Coast and Virgin Trains websites.

Driving to Newcastle

Newcastle is easily accessible if you are driving or prefer to travel by coach with major road routes straight to the centre from both the north (A1) and south (A1M) and from the west (A69).

This means you can get here from Carlisle in under an hour and a half, from Leeds, York and Sheffield in less than 2 hours and from Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow in 3 hours or less.


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Car Parking

Multi Storey Car Park

Parking on site is provided in the Multi-Storey Car Park, the entrance for which is located adjacent to The Great North Children's Hospital, off Queen Victoria Road.  The Great North Children's Hospital, the New Victoria Wing and the Claremont Wing disabled parking is located on Level 4. ('Blue Badge' holders).

Access to the Hospital is via Level 2 using the lifts or stairs.

Dental Hospital (Via Richardsaon Road) - Car Parking

There is limited space on site at the Dental Hospital and 'Pay and Display' parking is available on Richardson Road.  Disabled Parking is on site, but again very limited.  Should you be unable to access parking on site or in the 'Pay and Display' bays, please go to the Multi Storey Car Park (Queen Victoria Road).

All departments can be accessed via the Main Entrance to the Hospital.

Fly direct to Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle’s International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre which is easily accessible by the local Metro system, car or taxi.  Direct flights are available in less than an hour from many parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted).

There are a number of daily connections with many major cities in Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Paris and regular flights come and go from many other European destinations including Faro, Malaga, Murcia, Palma Mallorca and Tenerife, all accessible by reasonably priced airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe and Ryanair.

Newcastle can also be reached directly from as far afield as Dubai, all year round, and Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada during the summer months when regular scheduled flights are available.

Click onto Newcastle International Airport to find out more about direct flights to Newcastle.

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