Travelling by Bus

Thanks to a substantial investment and redevelopment programme, customers and employees now benefit from one of the best bus stations in the region. The fully enclosed bus station has six stands, electronic messaging boards displaying arrivals and departures.

The Galleries Shopping Centre is easily accessible from the bus station via a lift or escalators. With 1,100 buses per day the bus station provides frequent, convenient links to all nearby towns and cities and the Metro system making the centre easily accessible from the surrounding areas. For bus times please visit

Travelling by Car

For Sat Nav, the centre's postcode is NE38 7SD

The Galleries is situated in Washington Town Centre, just off the A1231, within easy access to the A1 and A19.

We’re easy to spot and clearly signposted as the ‘Galleries’ as you leave the motorway, but if you want to use your GPS, here’s our address:

The Galleries Shopping Centre & Retail Park
NE38 7SD

The Galleries has developed a Green Travel Plan with the aim of encouraging travel by sustainable methods as part of a commitment to minimising our impact on the environment.

Travelling by Train & Metro

The nearest train stations to the Galleries are Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham. Both Newcastle and Sunderland Stations are linked to the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Trains travel to and from Newcastle northbound towards Edinburgh and southbound towards London Kings Cross. For more information on train times please call 08457 48 49 50. Alternatively, visit

The closest metro station to the Galleries is Heworth Metro Station. The remainder of the journey will need to be made by bus which takes approximately 20 minutes from Stand E using bus 4.

A live journey planner can be found here: