Royal Victoria Infirmary

(0191) 233 6161

Local amenities

Here are some links to regional websites which we hope you find helpful when looking for some local services:

Where to stay and eat

The Newcastle Gateshead link will provide you with a wealth of information about the city and it's surrounding community. You will find recommendations here for accommodation or somewhere to eat which we hope will make your time here in Newcastle even more enjoyable.

Public transport

To help you get in and around Newcastle more easily, link onto the Nexus passenger transport website. Here you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes, the Metro underground, the cross-Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.


The nearest Metro station is Haymarket. On foot from Haymarket, either walk through the university campus, or up St Thomas Street, until you reach Queen Victoria Road.

Bus services

The nearest bus station is Haymarket. On foot from Haymarket, either walk through the university campus, or up St Thomas Street, until you reach Queen Victoria Road.

For further information about public transport:

There is also a shuttle bus that links the RVI to the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, the Haymarket bus station, and Gosforth (Newcastle Great Park). You can find the details of the 46 bus service on the the Arriva website.

Park and Ride

There are a number of Park and Ride options to get to the RVI:

  • Regent Centre, Gosforth: parking is £1 per day. Bus number 46 calls at Haymarket, RVI Leazes Wing and Campus for Ageing and Vitality. 20 minute journey time to the RVI
  • Campus for Ageing and Vitality: parking in the green zone is £2 per 24 hours. Take a ticket from the machines in the green zone, and present it to the driver on bus number 46 to get to the RVI Leazes Wing, and Haymarket.
  • Great Park in North Gosforth: a convenient location for parking and using public transport to the hospital.

National rail enquiries

Newcastle is a key port of call on the North East rail system with direct high speed rail links from many destinations in England and Scotland. Newcastle is only 90 minutes away from Leeds and Edinburgh and you can get here directly from London Kings Cross, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow in just 3 hours or less.

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

International flights

Newcastle International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre and is easily accessible by either the local Metro system, car or taxi.

Direct flights are available in less than an hour from many parts of the country and Republic of Ireland including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted).

There is also 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, Orlando, Florida and Toronto during the summer months, when regular scheduled flights are available.

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

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