Newcastle International Airport
There are a few ways of getting to and from Newcastle Airport.
If you want a taxi then you can pre-book one directly here with Arrow Taxis. Although convenient, they are more expensive than booking with a local company.
If you want to plan ahead and book your own taxi then below is a list of numbers of Newcastle & Gateshead’s biggest firms. Uber also operates in Newcastle but you’ll need to be registered with the app.
A Taxi from the airport to the city centre should cost no more than £20. Some local companies do set fares so it’s worth asking when you book.
If you’re on a budget, fancy living like the locals or determined to take a ride on the second-largest metro system in the UK after the London Underground, then the metro is a great way of getting into Newcastle from the airport. It will take approximately 25 minutes, costing £3.15 per person for a single ticket but if you are returning on the same day then it will be cheaper to buy a day ticket for £5.30.
As soon as you step out of the impressive 1850’s portico you’ll be right in the thick of it. Most hotels in the city are only a short walk away but if you do wish to get a taxi then turn right and you’ll see black cabs galore in front of you.
If you’ve booked a taxi then turn left and they will wait for you in the short stay car park outside of Sainsbury’s.
Believe it or not, up until as recently as 2014 taxis would drive right through the portico up to the doors. You’ll now see its a place of food and drink eateries and ticket machines.