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Located on the edge of town 6.5 miles north-west of the centre, Newcastle International offers hassle-free express pick-up and drop-off outside the terminal, incorporating ticketless payment. Newcastle itself is a vibrant city famed for its nightlife and offering all the attractions of a large city, with access to a range of hotel accommodation from glitzy central venues to budget chains and cosy B &Bs. Meanwhile, the area is packed with things to see and do, from gorgeous Durham to the Beamish living museum. Access it all with a Newcastle Airport transfer.

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Hotels close to Newcastle Airport

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  • Cairn Hotel is less than five miles away, making for Newcastle Airport transfers within 15 minutes. It offers two-star accommodation in Jesmond, with easy citywide access plus a 4.5/5 TripAdvisor score.
  • Travelodge Newcastle Airport is a couple of miles away, so you can be there in minutes. With three stars and a similar TripAdvisor ranking, it’s super-convenient and budget-friendly.
  • Novotel Newcastle Airport is a fairly priced three-star venue just a couple of miles distant, classed as ‘very good’ on TripAdvisor and refurbished in March 2020. With a terrace and pool, it’s handily located.

Major airports closest to Newcastle Airport

  • Leeds Bradford is more than 90 miles to the south-west: allow up to a couple of hours for a Newcastle International airport transfer
  • Edinburgh Airport is only slightly further away to the north – your journey will take a good couple of hours
  • East Midlands Airport is within 175 miles or nearly 3-hour drive from Newcastle International
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Towns to visit from Newcastle Airport

  1. Gateshead is within 10 miles of Newcastle International on the south of the Tyne, so is reachable in under 20 minutes. It’s genuinely buzzing place, packed with bars and eateries along the Quayside, and home to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Check out the distinctive curve-roofed Sage music venue.
  2. Whitley Bay is roughly 14 miles or a 30-minute transfer from Newcastle Airport. It offers a blue-flag beach plus the iconic St Mary’s Lighthouse. Visit Cullercoats harbour, stroll the nearby verdant Links and see Spanish City, formerly an Edwardian entertainment venue.
  3. Berwick-upon-Tweed lies some 60 miles north – allow a good hour and 15 minutes by Newcastle Airport transfer to travel. Just three miles from Scotland, the coastal town offers riverside walks, sandy beaches, Elizabethan walls and stunning views across the Tweed. Explore its turbulent history with museums including Berwick barracks.
  4. Durham is the perfect little city, on a peninsula in the River Wear; a Newcastle Airport transfer here takes 30 minutes. The Norman cathedral and eleventh-century castle are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stroll along the river for the best views, and wonder the cobbled streets full of unique shops and delightful cafes.
  5. Alnwick lies some 35 miles north; allow up to an hour for your airport transfer. This traditional Northumbrian market town is famous for its castle, complex of gardens and one of Britain’s largest second-hand bookstores, based in an old railway building.
  6. Newcastle-on-Tyne is within seven miles of the airport, so you can be in town in minutes. Enjoy the buzzing Quayside, the numerous bridges spanning the Tyne, the architecture and history of Grey Street and the Monument, plus unrivalled shopping, dining and cultural attractions.
What can I do near Newcastle Airport?
  1. Beamish: This is 16 miles distant, meaning a 30-minute Newcastle Airport transfer. It tells the story of life in north-east of England in decades past, and is considered one of the world’s greatest open-air museums, complete with recreated collieries and railways.
  2. Metrocentre Gateshead: The intu Metrocentre is within eight miles or a 15-minute hop by road. With hundreds of retail and food and drink outlets, it’s the UK’s second-biggest mall. Think big-name brands, all your favourite stores plus play areas and a 17-screen cinema.
  3. Tynemouth Priory and Castle: Within 15 miles or 30 minutes from Newcastle International, this historic site overlooking the North Sea was formerly a burial ground and defence fortification. Enjoy the view and absorb 2,000 years of history.
  4. The Life Science Centre: Just a 15-minute ride south from the airport, or seven miles away, this family-friendly attraction involves hands-on exhibitions and displays aimed at educating visitors about natural sciences at a central location. Pioneering research has taken place here.
  5. Jesmond Dene Park: Again a 15-minute journey from the airport, this historic park in suburban Newcastle is in a steep-sided wooded valley. Take a walk, and check out the pets’ corner – while regular events range from plant stalls to open-air theatre and birdwatching.
  6. Victoria Tunnel is eight miles distant, meaning a Newcastle Airport transfer in under 20 minutes. This nineteenth-century waggonway once used to transport coal stretches below Newcastle, and was an air-raid shelter during World War II. Take a fascinating guided tour.
More important information on Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International works with various disability groups, for example holding deaf awareness training for staff. Disabled loos include a Changing Places toilet providing extra equipment and space. Additionally, those who need special assistance are helped throughout their journey through the airport, and Newcastle has an Eagle Hoist to help passengers with reduced mobility board their aircraft.

For anyone with hidden disabilities including autism, a lanyard system alerts staff that extra time or sensitivity may be required; there’s also a custom-designed sensory area.

Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 8BZ

Tel: 0871 882 1121