Newcastle airport (NCL)

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Newcastle International Airport, opened on July 26, 1935, is among the most important in the United Kingdom. It operates with domestic destinations and international flights in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 5.3 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +44 871 882 1121. Flight information: Tel +44 871 882 1131. E-mail: [email protected] Information desk on the ground floor of the terminal.


The airport is located 10 km (6 miles) northwest from the city centre.

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There are car rental counters on the ground floor, across from the Domestic Arrivals Hall.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +44 191 271 1045 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm, weekends from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6022 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sundays from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4663 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sundays from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3411 - weekdays from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3051 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm)


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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.

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.

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.

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The enclosure has parking areas for short and long stays, monitored 24 hours a day. The sector situated immediately in front of the terminal is reserved for taxis, special coaches and airport vehicles. More information: Tel +44 191 214 4341. Rates and reservations

Long Stay - Car park with shuttle service around the clock.
Short Stay 1 - Situated opposite the terminal.
Short Stay 2 - 15 minutes of complimentary parking.
Fast Track - Area located immediately outside the entrance to the building, with the added benefit of fast track pass at the security control. It also provides valet parking service.
Express Car Park - Passenger pick-up and drop-off zone.


The airport staff provides assistance for the disabled and people with reduced mobility both inside and outside the terminal. To that end, passengers should notify their airline at least 48 hours before their arrival. The service includes transfers and boarding the plane with the aid of elevators and wheelchairs. Inside the enclosure there are revolving doors, reserved spaces in all car parks, adapted toilets and telephones, and induction loops for the hearing-impaired. More information: Tel +44 871 882 1121.