Newcastle Airport Guide

Newcastle International Airport - © Colin Smith

The Newcastle Airport Guide contains a range of useful traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Newcastle airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources including airport lounges. Newcastle airport offers passengers a range of short haul charter and scheduled flights to domestic destinations in the UK and to Europe and North America. The airport is located a few miles from Newcastle city centre, it is a fifteen minute drive to the airport. Travellers that are familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Newcastle Airport

Airport Name: Newcastle International Airport

Address: Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle, Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8BZ, United Kingdom

Airport Code: NCL

Telephone: +44 (0)871 882 1121

Website: Newcastle Airport

Left Luggage: +44 (0)191 214 3382

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)191 2143367

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for Worldwide Flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a range of short haul destinations in Europe and worldwide flights to the USA, Mexico & Egypt.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, check the latest Road & Traffic News well in time to check for any delays or incidents that could delay or impact on your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Practical Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to amendment and change at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Travel Checklist for a quick reference guide for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains some useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Newcastle Airport

By Public Transport


There is no rail terminal at the airport, the Tyne & Wear Metro connects the airport with Newcastle Central station, and the journey time is around 30 minutes. The Metro is a light rail system that connects the areas of Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside. The Metro has a station at the airport making it quick and convenient for passengers to get to and from the airport. For more information please see: Tyne & Wear Metro

For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

To book Rail Journeys to & from Newcastle Airport please see: Newcastle Airport Rail Journeys for competitive prices.

Bus & Coach:

There are bus services that serve the airport, these include:
From Newcastle (Eldon Square) – Ponteland: Bus Numbers: X77, X78, X79, operate from Monday to Saturday.

From Blyth - Newcastle International Airport- Kingston Park: Bus Number: 101, operates from Monday to Saturday.

For more information on airport buses please see: Newcastle Buses

By Car

Newcastle Airport can be reached by road using the A1 and A696 that takes you to the airport.

If you are travelling from Edinburgh/North: Drive on the A68 until the interchange with the A696 at Elishaw, from there follow the A696 to the airport.

If you are travelling from the South: Drive North on the A1, that will by-pass Newcastle city centre and turn on to the A696 that will take you to the airport.

If you are travelling from the West: Take the A69 that links up with the A1 and then turn on to the A696 that will take you to the airport.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Newcastle airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There is a facility to ark for free for up to 5 minutes at the ‘Pick Up & Drop Off’ area outside the terminal building, the cost for up to 20 minutes is £1, this is useful if you are dropping off passengers or are collecting passengers who have already checked through the terminal building. The minimum cost of parking at the short term car park is £2 for up to 20 minutes, the cost is then £6 for 2 hours and £10.50 for 4 hours. You can save on the cost of parking by pre booking.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from approx £28 per day if you pay on the day you arrive. The long term car parking can be pre booked, cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Newcastle Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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