Transport around Newcastle Airport (NCL)

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is well served by ground transportation, with a Metro system, and buses and taxis all serving throughout the day. The Metro is cheap and efficient and gets passengers directly in the city centre, while buses run to town and to other cities in the region. Taxis and limousines are on call for the duration.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Cumbria
Newcastle International Airport Ltd
Time Zone
055°02'15"N 001°41'30"W


the Metro line station is the most useful transfer option for those on a budget wishing to go direct to the city centre. Services leave the airport every seven minutes and take around 30 minutes to reach the city centre at Newcastle Central Station, from where you can connect with cities all over the UK by rail, or walk to hotels.


buses run frequently to the city from the airport to offer the cheapest transfer options. They go from just outside of Arrivals every 20 minutes or so during the day and take about 30 or 40 minutes to get to town. Services also run direct to the Metro Centre in Gateshead, while first class National Express coaches serve cities countrywide.


there is a booking desk for taxis in Arrivals and they run under the Airport Taxi Association. Wheelchair-accessible taxis are available, as are taxis for larger groups. Pre-booking a taxi for pick-up at Newcastle International Airport can be done by calling: +44 191 214 6969. Limousines can also be booked.


Newcastle International Airport almost has a direct connection with the city centre of Newcastle, being located on the main A696, which then crosses the London road to Edinburgh A1 and onto the A167 for the city centre. Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland are all within reach.


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