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 (underground train) system connects the airport to Newcastle Central station, and other parts of the city, leaving every few minutes. Buses leave regularly for the Eldon Square Bus Concourse in the city centre between 8am and 11pm. Taxis are available outside the terminal.
GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 (0)871 882 1121.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.
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 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.
Express parking at Newcastle International Airport costs £3 for 20 minutes and £6 per hour, while the short-stay lot is £2.50 for 30 minutes and £4.60 per hour (£17.50 per day). Long-term parking is services by a free shuttle to the terminals. Bookings can be made on 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 in the business lounges, and there are internet terminals located throughout the airport.
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.