Newcastle Airport Mini Guide
Newcastle International Airport is in the village of Woolsington, 9.3km northwest of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England. It serves the counties of Northumberland and Tyneside as well as attracting passengers from Scotland
and Northern England. The airport motto is ‘It’s a brand new world’.
How do I get There?
Scheduled flights connect Newcastle with London
and also hub airports in Europe and Dubai, so most destinations are possible. Charter and budget airlines offer flights to most popular holiday resorts in Europe and North Africa, some of these routes are seasonal.
How do I get to the City?
The airport has its own metro station and every 12 minutes you can catch the metro into Newcastle or Sunderland. Journey times are 22 minutes into the city and 55 minutes to Sunderland
. The X77,78 and 79 buses take you into the city via local villages. One of the easiest ways to get to the city is to drive using the A696 and A1 this would take about 15 minutes.
What’s at the Airport?
There are two hotels on-site should you require somewhere to stay nearby, the Britannia Airport Hotel and the Premier Inn. To exchange currency, there are Travelex outlets airside and landside, these also have ATMs. There is a leisure area called Game Grid, if gaming is your thing, whilst waiting for your flight. A fast track service is available through security, for a small fee, if you are pushed for time. If you have booked a Rhino hire car you will find the car hire desks on the ground floor opposite arrivals.
What if I Want to do Things in Style?
Visit Aquaria Spa in departures and treat yourself to a massage or pedicure, a perfect start to your holiday. Next head to Cheviot Lounge and relax in comfort with your complimentary refreshments and magazines or catch up on emails (pre-booking advisable). Finally, for something a little special go to Caviar House and Prunier and sample the best in seafood and caviar with your choice of Champagne or vodka.
What's on the Menu?
If you get hungry before check-in, grab a pastry or pie at Greggs or have a coffee and cake at Starbucks. Once you have checked in, you can buy a fresh sandwich from Upper Crust or have real English pub food at the Woolsington Arms. For New York style dining, head for Eagle Bar Diner and try the Jalapeno Burger or a classic BLT. The Real Food Company offers a wide selection of hot and cold meals, no matter what your taste, there’s something for everyone.
Can I Shop There?
Traveller is a one stop holiday shop – you can buy your whole holiday wardrobe there! Set a new outfit off with jewellery or sandals from Accessorize and don’t forget to buy your sun cream at Boots. For a new camera, head for Dixons or browse the bargains at Biza Tax and Duty Free store. Pick up a bestseller book and a bottle of water at WHSmith – now you are ready for your trip!
What if I Have Reduced Mobility?
There is an Airport Passenger Assistance Desk in the main concourse and from there they can arrange wheelchairs and assistance from check-in up until boarding the aircraft.
Newcastle Airport (NCL) is situated near the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. The airport has a long history having been open since 1935 for a cost of a mere £35,000 (which was a lot of money at the time).
With a car you can make the short 10 kilometre journey south east to the city centre. From Newcastle Airport you can fly right across the world to places such as Europe, North Africa and the Americas. Today more than four million passengers use the airport on a yearly basis. Newcastle Airport was the first airport to use self-service kiosks.