Airport Guide to Newcastle (NCL)

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Newcastle Airport is the tenth busiest airport in the UK. In 2014 it served around 4.6 million passengers and is the largest airport in the North East of England. Some 3,200 people are employed on site and a further 4,600 across the region. The airport serves a catchment area of the North East, South Scotland, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire and contributes £646 million into the regional economy every year.

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General Information
Most Popular Airlines
Most Popular Routes
To and From the Airport
Checking-In
Amenities
Facilities


Newcastle International Airport General Information

  • Contact Info: +44 (0)871 882 1121
  • Distance from Newcastle: 8 miles
  • Number of airlines: Approximately 20 passenger airlines
  • Number of destinations served: 74
  • Number of terminals: 1
  • Number of runways: 1

Most Popular Airlines


Most Popular International Routes


To and From the Airport

Newcastle city lies about 8 miles away from the airport and can be accessed by all major forms of public transport.

Rail
Bus and Coach
Taxis
Uber
Parking Fees

Rail

The journey from Newcastle Central Station to Newcastle Airport takes around 25 minutes on the Metro. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm.

Travelers planning on using the Metro to get to the airport from Newcastle Central Station, should use the Metro station under the train station and board a train on the green line heading for the Airport station. More info about fares can be found here.

Bus and Coach

Bus numbers X77, X78, X79 run between Newcastle (Eldon Square) and Ponteland. The bus stop is located on B6918. For bus times click here.

Taxis

Official airport taxis operate a 24-hour, 365 day service from the rank directly outside the terminal building. Each taxi can carry up to five passengers (some can carry up to eight). You can reserve a taxi to the airport by calling +44 (0) 191 214 6969.

The cost to/from the city centre of Newcastle is around £20.

Uber

An Uber service from Newcastle Airport will cost between £11 and £15 to the city centre and should take around 25 minutes in light traffic.

Parking Fees

Newcastle International Airport lies in the North East of the city on the A1 which bypasses the city centre and leads directly to the airport.

If you plan to drive to the airport, long stay parking fees start from £8 a day for a duration of 16 days or more. Short-stay options are also available.

Passengers can use the online form here to determine the parking fee. There is also a meet and greet parking option available. Booking online is slightly cheaper, and you can also request a quote by calling 0191 214 4341.


Checking-In

Terminal Information
Liquids
Baby Milk and Medicine
Electronic Passport Exit

Terminal Information

The check in areas at Newcastle Airport are located in the main terminal building.

Liquids

Liquids may only be carried in containers holding 100ml or less. They must be carried separately in a single plastic bag which is:

  • Transparent and resealable
  • No larger than 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in)
  • Able to close properly with all the items inside

Liquids in containers over 100ml will not be permitted through security. You will need to pack them in your hold baggage instead.

Baby Milk and Medicine

  • If you are travelling with a baby or infant, an exception to the above rule will apply, but you can carry only what you need for your journey.
  • The same applies to liquid medication – you can only carry what you need during the course of your flight. All medication should be accompanied by documentary proof of authenticity, such as a prescription or letter from a doctor.
  • Liquid medication that is not required on the flight should be carried as hold luggage.

Electronic Passport Exit

Automated ePassport gates are not currently available at Newcastle Airport.


Amenities

Wi-Fi and Internet
Plug Stations and Charging
Cafés, Restaurants Bars
Lounges
Playrooms
Smoking Lounge
Prayer Rooms
Shopping and Duty Free
Sleeping Pods

Wi-Fi and Internet

Free Wi-Fi is avaliable for 45 minutes. You simply have to log in, and your details will be saved for future visits.

In Settings, select “Wi-Fi” and choose the “_NCLAirportWiFi” network from the list of network names. Launch your web browser and the Welcome Page will appear.

Plug Stations and Charging

Plugs are available before and after security.

Cafés, Restaurants Bars

Nine eateries are available in the terminal. For more information on dining and drinking at Newcastle Airport please click here.

Lounges

The Aspire airport lounge and the British Airways Lounge offer refreshments and provide a wide range of services and entertainment including free Wi-Fi and drinks, business facilities, newspapers and magazine. The prices for access to the Aspire lounge are as follows:

  •  Adults (14 years+): £19.99
  •  Children (two – 13 years): £14.99
  •  Aspire Plus: £34.99

The British Airways lounge is located downstairs in the departure lounge, and is available to all British Airways full-fare ticket holders, Executive Club passengers holding Premier, Gold or Silver cards, their franchise partner airlines and their One World Partner airlines.

Playrooms

Newcastle Airport has an arcade called Namco Games which has arcade games, air hockey tables and crane machines.

Smoking Lounge

Newcastle is a smoke-free airport, although smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the terminal building. The use of electronic cigarettes indoors is also prohibited.

After security, The Beer House and Bar 11 both have outside smoking areas.

Prayer Rooms

The Newcastle Airport multi-faith prayer room is open 24 hours a day and is located on level 2 of the main terminal building. Prayers for the airport community are said on Fridays at 12.35pm in the prayer room.

Shopping and Duty Free

Shops are located in both the Public Areas and in the Departure Lounge after Security. Click here for more information of Newcastle Airport’s shopping opportunities, including duty free.

Sleeping pods

None.


Facilities

Toilets
Showers
Assisted Travelling Through Terminals
Lost and Found
Luggage Trolleys
Nearby Hotels

Toilets

Toilets can be found throughout the terminal building and all have disabled facilities.

Baby changing facilities are situated throughout the airport as well. Two can be found before security and two air-side. They are all clearly signed and located alongside the toilets.

Showers

None.

Assisted Travelling Through Terminals

Passengers who use mobility equipment, such as scooters and electric wheelchairs, are able to remain with their equipment up until it is time to board the aircraft.

If you require special assistance, you will need to pre-book this service with your airline or tour operator at least 48 hours before departure or arrival at Newcastle Airport. Assistance will be provided free of charge to and from all arrival points to the departure gate. If you wish to check in the mobility aid and use an airport wheelchair then please request this at check-in.

Lost and Found

For queries related to property left in and around the airport terminal including car parks and on-board the aircraft, you will need to contact the airport Lost Property department:

  •  Telephone: 0191 214 3367
  •  Email: lostproperty@newcastleinternational.co.uk

You will need to leave your name, telephone number and a full description of your lost item or items on an answering machine. Messages are retrieved daily, but the airport staff will only return your call if they have identified your property.

A £7 administration charge will be made to collect any found items. Collection times are between 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 Monday to Friday only. Property will be held for three months.

Luggage Trolleys

Baggage trolleys are available at the check-in and arrivals ends of the terminal free of charge.

Nearby Hotels

There are a number of different Hotel near-by to Newcastle Airport.

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Airport Guide to Newcastle (NCL) was last modified: April 7th, 2016 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3402 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!