With over 5 million passengers a year, Newcastle airport is the biggest in the region and has flights to over 80 destinations worldwide including flights to Europe, Africa and the Americas to places such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Croatia and Lapland and Mexico, Canada and the Dominican Republic.
The airport is 15 minutes away from Newcastle city centre via the A1 and just 45 minutes from Sunderland. For passengers arriving by car all the car parks are situated close to the terminal building plus express pick up and drop off points, as well as special assistance spaces for disabled persons.
Airport Taxis are the official taxi firm operating from Newcastle airport and are the only vehicles allowed to pick up and drop off passengers directly in front of the terminal building. They operate 365 days a year and many have room for up to 7 people as well as wheelchairs: There is a booking desk in the arrivals area.
There is a Metro service located at the airport, part of Tyne and Wear’s extensive light railway network and the journey into Newcastle town centre takes around 25 minutes. Trains run every 12 minutes starting at 5.44am (on Sundays 6.57am) until 11.58 pm each day. The trains stop at Newcastle International station where passengers can get trains to towns and cities within the UK.
For car hire
, four national companies have desks within the terminal including Hertz and Europcar.
For left luggage there is a storage facility at the airport, situated next to the information desk which is open 24 hours daily and at present charges £8 per item per 24 hours.
Shops at the airport include W H Smith, Boots, Dixons, JD Sports and a large duty free. Restaurants
include Greggs, Starbucks, Burger King, Cafe Ritazza and the Real Food Company.