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Travelling to intu Metrocentre could not be easier - we have a great range of transport links, 9250 parking spaces available across four car parks, our own bus station, a train station with direct connections into the centre, and a coach park which can accommodate up to 350 coaches.

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Travelling by car

intu Metrocentre
intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG
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Travelling by train

The station is directly connected to the centre, accessed through the Blue mall. It takes just 7-10 minutes by train from Newcastle Central station. During the daytime,trains run three times per hour, less frequently during evenings.

Station information

Live train information

Travelling by metro

The Tyne & Wear Metro is just a bus ride away. Buses connect intu Metrocentre with the Metro at Gateshead (X66), Monument and Central stations (100), in around 10-15 minutes.

A transfare ticket on the Metro system will allow transfer from the metro to any bus or train to complete your journey to intu Metrocentre.

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Travelling by bus

Over 100 buses an hour serve the bus station, with fast and convenient links from/to Newcastle city centre and Gateshead Interchange for connections across Tyne & Wear. Buses also run to County Durham (Consett and Stanley) and Northumberland (Hexham and Prudhoe). These are operated by

Go North East's service X66

Runs every 10 minutes during the daytime, proving fast and frequent links from/to Gateshead Interchange. The X66 extends to run every 20 minutes between 0930-1910 (Mon-Fri), every 15 minutes from 0845-1935 (Sat) and every 20 minutes from 1010-1710 (Sun) providing a one-way circular service calling at all four mall entrances, the Metro Retail Park, Gala Bingo, Asda and Ikea.

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Stagecoach North East's service 100

Runs every 10 minutes during the daytime, providing an express link from/to Newcastle (Monument, Blackett Street).

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Arriva North East

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Travelling by bike

intu Metrocentre is located on the Keelman's Way section of National Cycle Network route 14/141 and also has a shared use cycleway/footpath which runs around the outside of the Centre. There is covered secure cycle parking at each mall entrance and also at the entrance to House of Fraser.To view local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network, set up and co-ordinated by Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity click here http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/421325,562605,4. Detailed cycle route maps for each of the Tyne and Wear districts and SE Northumberland are available here http://gosmarter.co.uk/resources?category[0]=12.

Download the latest cycle map (pdf)

Travelling by taxi

Free phones are available in the Centre for your return home and are located at the entrances to: green, red and yellow malls, Public Transport Interchange, Coach park and at Customer Services Desks. Pick up the phone at these locations and you will automatically be connected to the taxi control centre.For more information, download the latest Metrocentre local map (pdf), public transport guide (pdf) and cycle map (pdf).

Metrocentre local map (pdf)

Public transport guide (pdf)

Parking

intu Metrocentre has 6 car parks and 8,334 parking spaces including disabled and parent and child spaces. Passenger lifts and escalators give easy access from each car park directly to the shopping centre.

Yellow car park

  • Total car spaces: 2,339
  • Disabled spaces: 88
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 12:30am
    Tuesday: 9am - 12:30am
    Wednesday: 9am - 12:30am
    Thursday: 9am - 12:30am
    Friday: 9am - 12:30am
    Saturday: 9am - 12:30am
    Sunday: 11am - 12:30am

Red car park

  • Total car spaces: 1,783
  • Disabled spaces: 62
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 10pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
    Thursday: 9am - 10pm
    Friday: 9am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Blue car park

  • Total car spaces: 1,979
  • Disabled spaces: 29
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 12:30am
    Tuesday: 9am - 12:30am
    Wednesday: 9am - 12:30am
    Thursday: 9am - 12:30am
    Friday: 9am - 12:30am
    Saturday: 9am - 12:30am
    Sunday: 11am - 12:30am

Green car park

  • Total car spaces: 1,530
  • Disabled spaces: 62
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 10pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
    Thursday: 9am - 10pm
    Friday: 9am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Retail Park

  • Total car spaces: 633
  • Disabled spaces: 39
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 9pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 9am - 9pm
    Friday: 9am - 9pm
    Saturday: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday: 11am - 6pm

MetrOasis

  • Total car spaces: 70
  • Disabled spaces: 5
  • Parent & child spaces: 0
  • Height restrictions:
  • Opening times: Monday: 9am - 9pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 9am - 9pm
    Friday: 9am - 9pm
    Saturday: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Parking services

  • Disabled parking

    We have spaces available in our car parks for disabled shoppers

    More info
  • Electric car charging

    The four electric charging points are free to use and are available during centre hours.

    More info
  • Car valeting

    H20 Car Valeting provides a wide range of premium, convenient valeting services

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Places to stay

Macdonald Linden Hall

The impressive Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club was built by merchant and banker Charles William Bigge in 1812. Today, it nestles in 450 acres of private grounds; the perfect country house hotel. Boasting several versatile function rooms and an 18-hole golf course, it's the perfect venue for business events. The stunning Northumberland countryside location and award-winning food and drink is ideal for weddings too. If you want a relaxing break in the country with extensive health club and spa facilities, not to mention luxurious accommodation, visit Macdonald Linden Hall.

Holiday Inn Express Metrocentre

Enjoy easy access from the nearby A1 motorway at the well-linked Holiday Inn Express Newcastle-Metrocentre hotel. intu Metrocentre visitors can take advantage of a special corporate rate of £65 BB incl breakfast and VAT.*

Enter the ref number: 954310117 or quote 'Centre Management' when booking by telephone.

*Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Based on advance purchase rate. Full payment required at time of booking. No refunds permitted.

Marriott Hotel Metrocentre

Set by the A1M next to intu Metrocentre, the Newcastle Marriott Hotel Metrocentre offers the location, exceptional service and amenities you'd expect from a 4-star hotel in Newcastle.

The Newcastle Marriott Hotel Metrocentre surrounds you in creature comforts, too, with spacious, well-appointed guest rooms offering luxurious bedding with soft, cotton-rich linens, plus high-speed Internet to keep you connected.

Take advantage of a special Metrocentre accommodation rate for £106 BB per night. To reserve your room call 0191 4932233 and quote MCKB on booking.

Book Marriott Hotel Metrocentre

Gibside Hotel

The Gibside Hotel is in the centre of Whickham Village, just 5 minutes from intu Metrocentre, and the A1M.

They have a choice of Standard and Deluxe bedrooms, and Junior Suites. All of their bedrooms are newly re-furbished, and are en suite, with king-sized beds, direct dial telephone, flat screen colour tv’s with remote control, freeview channels, radio, hairdryer and tea/coffee hospitality tray. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and there are extensive car parking facilities at the rear of the hotel. Please see their website for details of their special weekend break packages.

For more hotels click here to visit the Newcastle Gateshead accommodation page.