An industrial engine room now reshaped as a party capital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is an evocative city of many different guises.
The beating heart of the Northeast exudes energy and charisma, offering good times, rich cultural heritage, iconic urban views and a trademark Geordie welcome.
Arriving in Newcastle
A 70-minute flight transports you from London City Airport to Newcastle International Airport (NCL), just over six miles (10km) northwest of the city centre. The single terminal has various eating, drinking and shopping facilities, with the comfortable Aspire Lounge available to all passengers.
Trains provide the simplest transfers into the city. The airport connects to the Northeast’s rail network via the Tyne and Wear Metro system, with services departing every 12 minutes throughout the day. Journeys to Newcastle Central Station take around 25 minutes.
Bus services depart from outside the terminal building – plus a nearby stop on the B6918 – as do official cab services provided by Airport Taxis. You can order from the booking desk by the domestic arrivals area, or from the taxi rank itself.