Cut down on travel times from the capital to the northeast of England, and fly from Stansted to Newcastle in just an hour and a quarter. Due to the brevity of flights from London to Newcastle there should be no need to take a connecting service, with flights usually available from morning until late in the afternoon.
Newcastle’s airport lies almost six miles from the centre of the city, and is well-served by public transport. One of the easiest ways to reach the city centre is by using the Metro system, whilst links the airport with numerous stations across Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.
The journey to Newcastle’s centre takes around 25 minutes, with trains departing every 12 minutes from early in the morning until just before midnight every day. The Metro serves Newcastle Central Station, which is linked to the North East rail network.
There are a number of bus routes that provide access to different parts of Newcastle, including the X77, X78 and X79 services, which run between Eldon Square and Ponteland. The number 353 bus serves Kingston Park, Killingworth and Freeman Hospital, while the 74 serves locations such as Hexham, Oakwood, Stamfordham and Cowgate.
Airport Taxis provide the airport’s official taxi service, and they are the only organisation that is allowed to pick up and drop off directly outside the terminal building. Professional Chauffeur Services are the airport’s preferred chauffeurs, while those looking to hire their own vehicle can choose between rental firms Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Interrent; all of which have desks on the ground floor opposite domestic arrivals.
Alternatively, those feeling fit and fresh may wish to take advantage of the free bicycle parking facilities opposite international arrivals, with the area’s variety of cycle routes connected to the airport.