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.
Flying to Newcastle
Newcastle is one of the UK's liveliest cities, but the long trip over land from London to Tyneside can make it seem offputtingly far away. Direct flights from London City Airport to Newcastle make the Northeast's self-proclaimed capital much more accessible, shaving hours off the travel time.
A short flight from London City Airport makes for a speedy, straightforward travel option, with strong transport links at Newcastle Airport helpful upon arrival. Once on Tyneside, you can enjoy urban attractions, lively nightlife and ready access to Northumberland's dramatic rural landscapes.
Flying from London City Airport to Newcastle Q&A
With a simple check-in process, short flight time, and convenient onward travel options, flying from London City Airport to Newcastle Airport – just over six miles (10km) north-west of the city centre – is handily straightforward. Consult our FAQs for more information about flying from London City Airport to Newcastle.
How long is the flight from London to Newcastle?
The flight from London City Airport to Newcastle takes just 70 minutes – which can undercut the 280-mile-plus (450km) road or rail journey by hours, even with check-in and security clearance factored in. Once you've landed at Newcastle, it's a 25-minute train ride from the airport's Tyne and Wear Metro station into the city centre. Train services depart every 12 minutes, so you won't be waiting long.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Newcastle?
There are 11 flights per week, scheduled over six days, from London to Newcastle. You can choose between a morning and evening peak service on weekdays, departing at 0945 and 1930 respectively, with return flights departing Newcastle at 0805 and at 1750. There's no direct flight on a Saturday, but if you’re travelling over the weekend, you can take the single Sunday service up north at 1930.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Newcastle?
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, exclusively operates direct flights on the LCY to Newcastle route, having launched the service in January 2019. The carrier introduced the new route to provide a faster travel option to the Northeast for London-based travellers, and vice-versa.
Practical information about flying from London to Newcastle
There are three check-in options for flights to Newcastle: staffed desks in the terminal, self-service kiosks near them, and online check-in – all of which become available two hours before departure. As you won’t be leaving the country you don't actually need your passport, but you do have to have some form of photographic identification – in practice that means a driving licence or your passport. Guidelines are that you must clear security 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time, but it’s a good idea to leave yourself more time.
What to expect in Newcastle
Newcastle is an energetic city with a medieval heritage and a post-industrial edge. Historical attractions including the eponymous castle and city walls complement the bustling Quayside, with its upmarket bars, restaurants and iconic views of the Tyne Bridge. Excellent regional transport links provide easy access to Hadrian's Wall, the idyllic cathedral city of Durham, and the wild, windswept Northumberland coast. You'll find local delicacies, atmospheric nightlife and a friendly Geordie welcome.