is thought to be the regional centre of the north and
as such has all the transports links you need to get there
As a significant city in the north of England, Newcastle
does have its own airport located just six miles north
west of the city. Newcastle International Airport [map] is an integral part of the city’s transport links
and as such is well connected by road and rail.
In terms of getting there by car it takes just 15
minutes from the centre of Newcastle. To get
to there by car, drivers will need to take the main north-south
road, the A1, until it links with the A696, this road
leads directly to Newcastle International.
If you need to park at the airport, then short and long-term
car parks are available, but need to be booked in advance
to guarantee entry. The car parks are
fitted with an award winning security system so your vehicle
should be safe. Once parked you will need to use the free
coach service from the car park to the terminal building,
but this service does run 24-hours a day.
Travelling by public transport could
prove to be a more efficient way of getting to and from
Newcastle International. The airport links directly to
the city centre via the metro’s green line, as well
as to Gateshead and South Shields. Metro trains for the airport leave 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. There’s
a service from the MetroCentre Bus station [map] in the early part of the day. There are usually only
around four of these services a day and the journey takes
around 90 minutes. You could also take the bus from Eldon
Square, the service from here runs every 30 minutes during
the day and continue on into the evening.
Although the airport was built 1935 with not much more
than a grass runway and a club house, today you’ll
find Newcastle International an airport worthy of the
21st century. Over the years it has undergone more than £30 million worth of refurbishment so now the site has more runways, shops, restaurants and
business lounges all on site.
And when you want to leave Newcastle for your summer holidays
or winter getaway, Newcastle airport can get you directly
to destinations as far flung as Florida as well as to
most capitals across Europe.
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