How To Get Here
Easily accessible by plane, train and automobile
The North East of England has a long history of internationally recognised creativity and talent which has contributed to defining ‘the movies’ as we know it. The birthplace of legendary film makers including Ridley Scott, the setting of films including the iconic ‘Get Carter’ starring Michael Caine through to filming location for Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
A CITY OF CULTURE
The North East of England has a regional population of 2.61 million people, with it’s capital Newcastle-upon-Tyne considered one of the most vibrant cities in the World, previously voted in the top five of the most ‘fun’ cities to visit.
Known across the World for their warmth and hospitality, the people of the North East will always offer you a heartfelt warm welcome. Natives of Newcastle known as Geordie’s have played host to many exceptional events covering music, film and sport. It is of course the starting point too of the world’s largest and most favoured half marathon ‘The Great North Run’. The region itself captures all that is wonderful about human values and its capital is a city of Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for those in need as well as a variety of opportunities for those wishing to attain at the highest level across education, the arts, culture and business.
Newcastle is easy to reach – just three hours from London by train and with easy access to the A1(M).
Newcastle Central Station is on the east coast main line and directly accessible from London King’s Cross, Glasgow and Edinburgh. There is an average of 84 trains running to/from Central London’s King’s Cross railway station to Newcastle everyday (journey time approx 3 hours)
Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the North and South and the A69 from the west. The city-centre car parks can get very busy during weekends and especially Easter weekend when the festival takes place, so we recommend planning ahead and using public transport where you can.
Newcastle International Airport is about seven miles from the city-centre and is linked via metro (Approx. 25 minutes to Haymarket). There are between 70-80 flights to over 100 destinations in/out of Newcastle’s international airport including 5 flights daily to/from the global hub of (LHR) London Heathrow (journey time approx 55 minutes)
It may be possible to fly direct to Newcastle International Airport from locations across Europe. Indirect flights typically change in London, Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Connecting flights from London to Newcastle fly from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.
Newcastle Film Festival is working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau to bring you the best accommodation rates for the festival. View the full range of accommodation options to suit all budgets book online quickly and easily