Newcastle International Airport (NCL)

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Newcastle Airport

AddressWoolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8BZ
Airport CodeNCL
Distance to City Center2.69km
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Flying from/to Newcastle International Airport

When arriving to Newcastle International Airport, it can be unclear how to reach your final destination, or more generally, to the city centre. We, at Omio, have mapped out good things to know, facilities available when flying to Newcastle International Airport and what to do when you get to the city.

Travel from Newcastle city centre to Newcastle Airport

Newcastle city lies in the northeast of England in Tyne and Wear. The city is famous for its nightlife as well as its industrial heritage famed for its distinctive tilting aperture. The city of Newcastle has only one major airport, Newcastle International Airport. The airport is located 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) northwest of the city centre of Newcastle. Various modes of transportation to the airport from the center of the city include journeys by public transportation, mostly by subway services and coaches. The subway is a light rail system having 60 stations serving the region of Tyne and Wear. Several coach lines have routes that pass close to Newcastle Airport. Passengers opting for private transportation can take a taxi to the airport at an extra cost.

What's the best way to get to the airport from the city centre?

travelling to Newcastle airport by the subway from the city centre of Newcastle is the easiest and more economical option for many passengers. The subway is ranked as one of the most efficient means of transit, among other transit options available from the city centre. Subway trains are available from around 5:44 a.m. throughout the rest of the day. Passengers can board the trains from the central station or in Haymarket, Monument. The journey time is approximately 25 minutes. Subway tickets can be bought using the tickets machine found at the central station. Passengers using the subway three times a week can save money by enrolling for a season ticket, which is available in three different options, i.e., annual, monthly and weekly.

How far is it from the city centre to the airport?

The distance from Newcastle city centre to the airport is 7.5 miles (12 kilometers). The journey time to the airport will depend on which means of transit a passenger chooses to travel. Newcastle airport is connected by various coach lines from the city centre. coach line x77 operates from Eldon Square coach station. The coach departs five times a day to the airport and it operates throughout the week. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Other transit lines that have routes that pass close to the airport are; from Heaton, Newcastle city (travelling time, 50 minutes), from Gateshead college, Gateshead (travelling time, 30 minutes), and from Northumbria University, Newcastle (travelling time 33 minutes).  The coach stop at the airport is found at platform B6918. Passengers opting for private transfer can take taxi services mostly provided by Arrow Cars, which is the official on-site taxi service of the airport. The journey time to the airport by taxi can take close to 13 minutes.

What facilities are there at the airport?

The airport has positioned itself as a leading international airport with various facilities on offer for its passengers. Money services such as Bureaux de Change services can be accessed both in pre and post-security points at the airport. Passengers can also take advantage of the free internet connection at access points in the departure hall. The lost property desk is located at the domestic check-in desks and is operational  around the clock. Hotels and eateries are found at the departure lounge where a variety of hot meals and snacks are served. Alcoholic beverages are served in the Bar des Voyageurs. Restrooms are situated at various points at the airport. Other facilities include a children's playground and a chaplaincy hall. 

How accessible is the route for people with limited mobility?

Passengers with disabilities seeking to travel to the airport should notify the airport services by contacting the special assistance desk of their special needs 48 hours before they arrive at the airport. Passengers with walking disabilities can borrow wheelchairs at the airport free of charge and use it to move across the airport. The airport has also come up with two hidden disabilities passports intended to help people with mental health difficulties and autism as well as neurological conditions. 

Local tips: how to travel to the airport like a local

The easiest and most affordable way to get to Newcastle Airport is by using the subway. The airport is well connected to the northeast rail network. The trains at the central station are available every 12 minutes. Passengers can find the subway station under the train station, which has clear signage. From there, passengers should buy a subway ticket from one of the automated machines and take a train on the green line, which heads to the airport. Passengers with lots of luggage might prefer to take a taxi for convenience. For quick navigation to the airport from the city centre, various travelling apps are available to assist in helping to choose the most comfortable modes of transit and routes.

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