Newcastle Airport

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With over 4.5 million holidaymakers and business people passing through its security gates each year, Newcastle Airport is a popular destination for travellers from all over the world. Founded in 1935, Newcastle Airport originally cost £35,000 to build and consisted of a grass runway, clubhouse, hanger, workshops and garage. From the first flight in an 8-seater aircraft to today’s wide-bodied jumbo jets, the airport has seen a huge growth in travel over the years. Nowadays the airport flies to more than 100 destinations in over 40 countries – from Aberdeen to Zante.

If you want to stay near the airport, our Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Airport South hotels are perfectly located for easy access and a smooth journey. Or, if you’d rather head into the city centre to be in the heart of the action, you’ll find a number of Premier Inn hotels ready to check you in.

Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport


Terminal guide

Named the best in Britain by passengers for a second year running, Newcastle Airport has lots to offer. Read about the facilities on offer, as well as other info about the terminal here.

Whether you’re looking for last minute holiday supplies or some souvenirs from your visit, you’ll find everything you need in Newcastle Airport’s shops.
Not feeling ready for your trip? Head to Boots for a wide variety of suncare, healthcare, travel essentials and beauty products or pick up some currency at Travelex. Looking for some gadgets to keep you busy on your journey? Dixons Travel has all the tablets, headphones and cameras you could want.
For fashion buys, you can choose from Traveller for big brands, Accessorize for boutique style pieces, Cuba Lily for glamourous jewelry and JD Sports for that sporty look. And, of course, don’t forget to make the most of the tax free shopping at the World Duty Free store.
With most stores opening from 4am until 8pm, and the option to Shop & Collect, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here.

Fancy a bite to eat before your flight? Newcastle Airport has a wide variety of options to tickle all taste buds – most of which are open from 4am to 8pm.
If you need to grab on the go, you can find a selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks at M&S Food to Go or Pita & Brew.
Looking for something more substantial? You’ll find lots of tasty fast food options here. Choose from highstreet favourite – Burger King, contemporary restaurant – Cabin, or American diner – Flying Hippo.
Want to have a drink with your food, you’ll discover a couple of buzzing bars at Newcastle Airport. For a traditional pub offering great regional food, head to Bar 11. If you’re looking for locally sourced ales and tasty bar snacks, take a trip to the Beer House.

Whether it’s watching the planes coming in to land, picking up an activity book from one of the shops or enjoying a kid’s meal in the diner, there’s plenty to keep kids and parents busy in this family friendly airport.
For the best pre-flight entertainment, head to the Airside Andy Play Pod in the Aspire Lounge. These pods include child friendly tablets, loaded up with a range of games to keep children occupied while mums and dads relax. Older children should take a trip to Namco Games. Choose from arcade games, slot machines, an air hockey table and crane games – and maybe even leave with a new cuddly toy!
If all that excitement leaves the family with an appetite, you’ll find lots of food outlets catering for children. Both the Flying Hippo and Bar 11 have a good range of fun food options.
If you’re travelling with a baby, there are baby feeding and changing facilities, plus Boots is stocked up with nappies and formula.

Don’t want to be out of touch while you’re travelling? Make the most of the airport’s free WiFi throughout the terminal building by connecting to the network _NCLFreeWiFi. If you’re looking to spend some time streaming videos or gaming while you wait for your plane, the premium service is for you. Accessed by connecting to the _NCLPremiumWiFinetwork and costing £5, this is a much faster service.

Newcastle Airport does all it can to make sure everyone’s journey goes as smoothly as possible. The airport welcomes travellers with mobility issues, visual and hearing impairments. It has procedures in place to deal with assistance dogs and mobility equipment on both inbound and outbound flights. You’ll also find plenty of facilities designed to get your trip off to a great start, such as disabled toilets, a Changing Places toilet and an Eagle Hoist, if required.
If you need to use these facilities or to have any other assistance requirements during your journey, make sure you register these with your airline. You should do this at the time of booking or no later than 48 hours before your flight. When you arrive at Newcastle Airport you should mention that you require assistance when you present yourself at the airline check-in desk. They’ll refer you to the Special Assistance desk, which you’ll find located next to WH Smith’s in the Terminal building.


Getting to Newcastle Airport

We offer hotels near Newcastle airport, so you don’t need to worry about missing your flight. However, there are also trains, buses and plenty of parking spaces ready and waiting for you, so you’ll have no problems accessing transport before or after a flight.

Car

With the A1 leading directly to it, Newcastle Airport is really easy to reach by car and just 15 minutes drive from Newcastle city centre.
There’s plenty of short, medium and long stay parking dotted around the airport so you’ll have no problem if you need to leave
your car.

Airport Taxis are the only cab firm allowed to pick up and drop off at the terminal - you can book by calling 0191 214 6969 and there is a taxi rank outside the airport for arrivals.

Bus

Hopping on a bus is a quick and easy way to get to or from Newcastle Airport. Head to the bus stop opposite the airport terminal for the 42A from Kingston Park to Freeman Hospital or the 74 from Hexham to Newcastle.
If you walk to the bus stop located on the B6918, you can choose from a number of express routes to the city centre, including the X77, X78, and X79.
Most bus routes only run Monday to Friday. For more information and bus times you can call 0191 2020 747.

Train

If you’re travelling to or from the airport by train, take the Metro light railway. If you’re traveling into Newcastle, you’ll have a choice of city centre stops. There are trains every 12 minutes and the journey takes around 25 minutes. Trains start before 6.30am and run until just before midnight. If you’re travelling from Newcastle Central Station, where there are a number of connecting trains, head under the train station for the Metro station. Simply board a train on the green line to the Airport station.


Looking for a hotel in Newcastle?

We have a huge range of fantastic hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. Plus, there are hotels near Newcastle University and a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious  Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find a selection of comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.