may not have its own airport but getting to the city by
air has never been easier, with both Teeside and Newcastle
international airports just a 30-minute drive away.
Situated six miles north west of Newcastle city centre, Newcastle International Airport [map] links the North East to major cities in the UK, such
as Cardiff, Belfast and London; and European destinations,
including Malaga, Kos, Athens, Paris and Barcelona.
The airport provides 13 flights a day to London (Heathrow,
Gatwick and Stansted), which all take less than an hour,
and six daily flights to Amsterdam. From these airports
you can get connecting direct flights to most major cities
across the world.
Newcastle International has plenty of facilities to make
your waiting time in the airport pass quickly and pleasantly.
There a number of shops including, Boots, WH Smith, Redland
and Traveller, along with many restaurants and cafés,
such as the Food Village, Burger King and Costa Coffee.
Other facilities that may be worth checking out here are
The Beauty Lounge, which offers nail bar services for
last minute holiday preparation, the GameGrid Entertainment
Area, which is packed with virtual reality games and slot
machines, and an Internet Lounge, with broadband access,
WiFi, a digital photo centre and comfy seating.
Both long and short stay car parking is available at the
airport but there are also regular public transport
services from Newcastle, where you can get direct
connections to Durham.
The airport links directly to Newcastle via the Metro’s
green line and there are frequent train services from
Newcastle’s main train station to Durham. Metro
trains for the airport leave Newcastle approximately every
15 minutes with a journey time of just under half an hour.
If you would rather travel by bus, then services leave
throughout the day from Newcastle city centre, most frequently
from Eldon Square. There are plenty of buses travelling
to Durham from here making your connection fairly easy.
Teeside International Airport [map] is located six miles east of Darlington on the A67 and
is easily accessible from the A1(M), which can be joined
just two miles from Durham city centre.
The airport, which offers direct flights to London, Malaga,
Amsterdam and Prague, has various facilities including,
a children’s play area, bureau de change and a cash
machine, along with a number of shops and cafés,
such as WH Smith and Café Oasis.
To get to Durham after you arrive at Teeside International
you can get a taxi from the front of the terminal building
(or by calling 07855 642947), which costs approximately
£20. Arriva runs a number of bus services from nearby
Darlington to the city centre.
Airport contact information: