Newcastle Airport is only 8 miles from Newcastle City Centre, so you can get there within 30 minutes with many different transport options!
The easiest and quickest way to travel from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle City Centre (where you can connect to the main UK transport network) is to use the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro is a local train service that has a station in Newcastle Airport, that runs directly to Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle Central Station. The journey takes around 25 minutes. As of July 2012, trains were running every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm.
Bus travel from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle City Centre is available. It can be accessed from a bus stop opposite the airport terminal. The journey takes around 33 minutes and costs £2.20 (as of July 2012). Check the Traveline website for the latest travel information or call 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, plus standard network rate) for information about routes and times of buses, coaches, trains, metro and ferries in the North East and Cumbria.
National Express coaches do run from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Coach Station, but you will find that they do not run as frequently as the Tyne and Wear Metro, or bus services to Newcastle Airport.
If you want to travel by taxi from Newcastle Airport, there are dedicated airport Newcastle Airport taxis available, but they can be more expensive than other taxi services running in the city. Please check out our guides to Newcastle taxis: we recommend you get several quotes, in order to find the best deal.
The Airport is connected to the A1 trunk road by the A696 dual carriageway, which provides a direct route. Your may find the AA route planner useful for planning your journey from Newcastle Airport. If you’re looking to drive from the Newcastle Airport, Car hire is available. If you left your car at Newcastle Airport, check out our information about car parking and parking charges.