UK Swing Dance event | The Balboa Gathering 2012

Travelling to TBG

How to get to Newcastle (and back home again!)

Newcastle upon Tyne is accessible by land, air and sea with good international connections.

By Plane:

Newcastle International Airport is a 20 minute Metro ride straight from the airport to the town centre. A single fare costs only £3.30.
The Newcastle Airport destinations page is here The airport serves many international hubs and so it's very easy to get here if you are travelling from abroad.
Find your city below and click on the corresponding airline to get taken straight to their website.

Aberdeen Eastern Airways fly daily
Barcelona Easyjet fly daily
Belfast Easyjet fly twice daily, Flybe fly daily
Bristol Easyjet fly twice daily
Cork Jet2 fly Fridays and Sundays
Dublin RyanAir fly daily
Exeter Flybe fly daily
London Gatwick Flybe fly 3 times a day
London Heathrow British Airways fly 6 times a day
Nice Easyjet fly Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday
Southampton Flybe fly twice daily

By Train:

The cheapest train tickets are available from East Coast can be purchased 3 months in advance, with the cheapest tickets being abvailable 2-3 months before the travel day.

East Coast trains: advance tickets are available 3 months before the event so check their site around the beginning of June 2012. This train company usually releases many cheap single tickets so look out for 2 singles rather than a return.
Stations served direct from Newcastle: London Kings Cross, Reading, Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen

By Car:

For some places in the UK you might find it easier and cheaper to travel here by car, if you can get a car share it saves lots of money too, and is better for the environment! Please use the Facebook Event Page to find others who you can travel with.
Here are some approximate distances and travel times from cities in the UK to Newcastle:

Birmingham 210 miles, 3.5 hours
Edinburgh 120 miles, 2.5 hours
Hull 150 miles, 2.5 hours
Leeds 100 miles, 2 hours
Leicester 185 miles, 3.5 hours
Liverpool 180 miles, 3 hours 15 mins
London (Central) 280 miles, 5 hours
Manchester 240 miles, 2 hours 40 mins
Sheffield 135 miles, 2.5 hours
York 90 miles, 1 hour 45 mins

By Coach:

The Megabus fares can be as little as £1!!! Tickets can be booked 3 months in advance so check around the beginning of June.


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