Newcastle Airport Bus

Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is an international airport in United Kingdom, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, approximately 10.5km from the city centre. According to the statistics, it is the 11th busiest airport in the UK in terms of number of passengers. The airport serves the following areas: Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland Tees Valley, Scottish Borders.

How to get from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle


Newcastle Airport is connected to Newcastle city center and other nearby towns by regular city bus lines. Here are all the bus lines you can choose from:

X77 and X78 (Eldon Square Bus Station – Ponteland and Darras Hall) – bus stop for these two bus lines is located at platform B6918. Check the timetable of departures here.

42A (Kingston Park – Newcastle International Airport – Killingworth – Freeman Hospital) – bus stop is located opposite airport terminal. Check the timetable of departures here.


Besides buses, passengers can also use metro station located at Newcastle International Airport. The metro train connects the airport with Newcastle city centre and Sunderland. Airport station is directly connected to the terminal through an indoor walkway.

  • Train to Newcastle stops at Haymarket, Monument and Central Station and journey approximately lasts around 25 minutes. Trains leave the airport station every 12 minutes from 05:40 until 23:58.
  • Train to Sunderland also leaves every 12 minutes and journey takes around 55 minutes. Trains operate between 05:40 and 23:58.
  • Tickets for metro trains can be bought at ticket machines located at any metro station. The price of ticket depends on on the number of zones you travel in (zones A, B and C) → see here zone map
  • Passengers can buy either a single ticket or a day ticket. Single ticket is valid for 90 minutes from when you buy it, and cannot be used to make a return journey.

Taxi service

If you prefer a comfortable ride over a crowded public transport, we recommend taking a taxi operating 24/7. The journey to Newcastle upon Tyne center takes around 13 minutes. An approximate fare to the city centre would be around £15.

Private transfer

Another way of traveling to Newcastle is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Newcastle International Airport  to your accommodation in the city. Transfer can be booked in advance and a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Newcastle International Airport

Those would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own have the possibility to rent a car directly at the airport. At Newcastle International Airport, you’ll find the following car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar. Hertz etc. Alternatively, you can always book a car online to avoid waiting lines at the airport.

Accommodation near Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport – FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    The last departure of metro train is at 23:58, after that you might want to consider getting a taxi which is always at disposal to the passengers.
  • Is there a free WiFi service available at  Newcastle International Airport?
    WiFi is available throughout the terminal building and can be accessed by connecting to the network _NCLFreeWiFi.
  • Can I exchange money at Newcastle International Airport?
    Yes, you can find two Travelex exchange offices at the airport, one at Terminal 1 and other at Terminal 2.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Newcastle. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
    There are no direct lines from the airport to other cities, however, you can catch many intercity lines from Newcastle Bus Station. Find more available bus lines from Newcastle directly on Getbybus.
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