Transfer to/from - Newcastle airport (NCL)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Newcastle airport (NCL)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 

Metro - The enclosure has a Tyne and Wear Metro station (Tel +44 191 202 0747) that provides transportation to the cities of Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. The trip to the city centre (Haymarket, Monument, Central Station) takes around 25 minutes, with departures every 12 min. from 5:44 am (6:27 am on Sundays) to 11:58 pm. The journey to Sunderland station takes about 55 min. in a service that operates from 5:44 am to 10:57 pm. Tickets between £1.90 and £3.50.

Train - The metro system links the airport with the National Rail network (Tel +44 345 748 4950) in the northeast area of the country from the city's central station. Trains depart from there to several destinations, such as Birmingham, Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hartlepool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough and York.

Bus - Lines X77, X78 and X79 from Stagecoach (Tel +44 191 566 0231) connect Newcastle with Ponteland and Darras Hall, and they also run to Eldon Square Station, in the city centre, in around 30 minutes. They operate from Monday to Saturday and stop close to the airport, on highway B6918.

Bus 42A from Nexus (Tel +44 191 202 0747) links Kingston Park with Killingworth and Freeman Hospital. It leaves from in front of the terminal and intermediate stops include Cramlington, Dudley, Burradon, Wallsend, Howdon and North Shields. Route 74 serves Newcastle Eldon Square, Cowgate, Kingston Park, Ponteland, Darras Hall, Stamfordham, Matfen, Great Whittington, Oakwood and Hexham several times a day.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - The exclusive operator at the enclosure is Arrow Cars (Tel +44 191 244 9966), with vehicles around the clock opposite the terminal. There is a company counter near the Domestic Arrivals area. Travel time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes.

Timetables and fares

Latest updates: May 19, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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