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

Ride-sharing

Users can request a ride through the Uber app and be picked up by a driver in an area designated for private passenger transport. However, at some airports, specific rules and regulations may affect how this works. It is advisable to check the app for up-to-date and specific information on how this service works at Newcastle airport.

Bus

Lines X77, X78 and X79 from Stagecoach (Tel +44 345 241 8000) connect Newcastle with Ponteland and Darras Hall, and also travel to Cowgate, Kingston Park and Eldon Square station (£2.00), in the city centre, in about 30 minutes. They operate Monday to Saturday between 6:27 am and 11:27 pm and Sundays from 10:12 am to 11:27 pm and stop near the airport, on highway B6918.

Metro

The site is served by a Tyne and Wear Metro station (Tel +44 191 202 0747), which provides transport to the cities of Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. The journey to the city centre (Haymarket, Monument, Central Station) takes around 25 minutes, departing every 12 min. from 5:39 am (6:26 am on Sundays) until 11:09 pm. The journey to Sunderland station takes about 55 min., on a service operating from 5:39 am to 10:54 pm. Tickets between £2.60 and £4.30.

Train

The metro system connects the airport to the National Rail (Tel +44 345 748 4950) and TransPennine Express (Tel +44 345 600 1671) network in the northeast of the country from the city's central station. Trains run from there to destinations including Birmingham, Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hartlepool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough and York.

 

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Taxi

The exclusive site operator is Arrow Cars (Tel +44 191 244 9966), with vehicles 24 hours a day in front of the terminal. There is a company desk near the Domestic Arrivals area. Travel time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes and the fare is around £17.00-21.00.

Timetables and fares

 

Latest updates: April 23, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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