Offering scheduled flights throughout the UK and Europe the Newcastle International Airport is situated just 5 miles away from the city centre, the perfect touch down for tourists who travel to the city. You can travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro service to get downtown; it travels into Monument Station with the journey lasting around 20 minutes. Other than the metro service you can also take the Bus or Taxicab to travel into Newcastle’s city centre. There is a train service that runs from London to Newcastle and back approximately every half an hour that also stops at Doncaster and Peterborough, the journey usually takes around 3 hours. Up the road Edinburgh is only a one and a half hour train ride away. There are also regular trains that connect the rest of the country including places such as Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester, Glasgow, York and many others. Tickets can be bought from any station on the day of travelling although if you are travelling fairly far to get to Newcastle you are advised to book as much in advance as you can to save on ticket prices.