Newcastle Airport - NCL

Newcastle, United Kingdom (GB)

Getting around the airport


Newcastle International Airport lies 10km north-west of the city centre. 

It has one terminal, with Check-in and Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the second floor. As you enter the building, Check-in is in the middle (towards the right), domestic arrivals are on the right and international arrivals are on the left. 

Landside, you'll find a café, pub, bakery, newsagent and convenience store. Airside, you'll find a greater choice of restaurants and cafés, as well as a wine bar and real ale pub. There are also plenty of shops airside, selling fashion, sportswear, accessories, electronic items, duty-free goods and more. 

Construction work: The departure lounge is currently being renovated and modernised, so you may experience some inconvenience.

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Weigh your luggage

Avoid extra fees

You can avoid paying excess luggage fees by weighing your bags before you check in, and re-packing if necessary. The weighing systems are located:

  • In the Domestic Arrivals side of the terminal on the pillar in front of the check-in desks
  • In the International Arrivals side of the terminal next to the escalators
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Car rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

You will find car hire agencies on the ground floor, opposite domestic arrivals, provided by Budget, Europcar, Budget and Avis. 

You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.

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Getting into Newcastle

Train is best

Most find Metro to be the easiest way into Newcastle.


The Tyne and Wear metro, green line, takes you to central Newcastle (Haymarket, Monument or Central Station) in around 25 minutes (or Sunderland in 50 minutes). Trains run every 12 minutes from 05:44 (Sundays 06:27) to 11:58.

From Newcastle's Central Station, you can connect to many cities in the UK, including London (4 hrs), Birmingham (4 hrs), Glasgow (3 hrs), Manchester (3 hrs) and York (1 hr).

Cost: GBP 3.40 one-way, GBP 4.60 'day saver' ticket (less with a Pop Pay as You Go (PAYG) top-up card) 
Buying tickets: Machines at the station - you'll need an 'all zone' ticket, covering zones A, B and C (where the airport is located)
Location: Airport station, to the left of the terminal as you exit the building, via an indoor walkway


Airport Taxis, the official taxi service for Newcastle International Airport, is the only taxi organisation that can pick up or drop off immediately outside the terminal building. The journey into the city takes 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic. You can pre-book (+44 (0) 191 214 6969 or or catch a cab from the airport. 

Cost: GBP 20-30
Location: Outside the terminal building, by Arrivals end on the left as you exit the building


You can reach Newcastle via one of several local bus routes, including the X77, X78 and X79. Journey time to Eldon Square Bus Concourse is around 30 minutes. For more information, go to: 

Cost: GBP 3.20
Bus stops to the left as you exit the terminal building

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Baby change rooms

Find the best facilities

There are four baby change rooms in the airport: two before security and two after. All change rooms are clearly signposted and located next to the bathrooms.

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Namco Games

Entertainment for kids

Located in the departure lounge, Namco Games is open 24 hours and caters to all ages. You can enjoy arcade games, crane games, slot machines, air hockey and much more.

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