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. This page gives you information about getting to the hospital by public transport or by car.

If you have a sat nav system, the postcode for the RVI is NE1 4LP. You can get information about car parking at the RVI

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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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, you can download the below 'Finding your way around the RVI' leaflet showing departments and wards on the RVI site.

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 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.

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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.

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 LNER 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.


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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