Newcastle International Airport is one of the smaller UK airports, serving roughly 4.3 million passengers each year. Located just 5.8 miles (9.3km) outside of central Newcastle, the airport is well-connected to the city by public transport, including bus, train and taxi.
The airport is basic, but well-equipped with a few shops, restaurants and children's play areas. Passengers with long layovers would do well to bring a book and mp3 player, however.
Flights to Newcastle International Airport come in from destinations around Europe, including major cities like Paris, Brussels, Malta, Geneva, Ibiza, Rome, Dubai, Amsterdam, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Nice. There are also plenty of cheap flights to Newcastle International Airport from popular resort areas in Greece and Spain, and daily flights to domestic destinations within the UK.
The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Newcastle city centre.
Getting to the city
The Metro system connects the airport to Newcastle Central Station, and other parts of the city, leaving every few minutes. Buses also leave regularly for the Eldon Square Bus Concourse.
GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 (0)871 882 1121.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.
Taxis are available outside the terminal.
Newcastle Airport has shops, bars and restaurants. Other facilities include a bank, bureaux de change, ATMs, left luggage, baby care rooms, and a children's play area. There is a business facility in the main terminal building equipped with fax, photocopier and internet access. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance.
The short-stay and express parking lots are located directly opposite the terminal. The medium-stay lot, just beyond, offers 15 minutes free parking for picking up or dropping off passengers. The long-term lots are located furthest from the terminal and offer the cheapest daily and weekly rates. Discounted rates are available for bookings made via the airport website.
Flights to Newcastle International Airport are available via Air France, Air Malta, BH Air, british Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Flybe, Jet2.com, KLM, Lufthansa, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.
Free wifi is available for 30 minutes at various restaurants amd coffee shops, after making one purchase.
The Cheviot Lounge has free wifi, television, fax and telephones, and complementary refreshments. The British Airways Lounge also has a business centre. Airport hotels like the Novotel Newcastle Airport and Britannia Newcastle Airport Hotel offer conference facilities.
Newcastle Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.