Trains to Newcastle Airport

Getting a train to Newcastle Airport is simple. With multiple routes going to Newcastle Central, there are links to all the nearby towns around Tyneside.

How to get to Newcastle Airport by train

To get to Newcastle Airport by train, first catch a train to Newcastle Central. Whether it’s from Carlisle or Sunderland, there are plenty of routes to this station.

Newcastle International Airport is well connected to the North East rail network by the Metro service. If you’re travelling from Newcastle Central to Newcastle Airport, all you need to do is catch one of these trains.

The journey from Newcastle Central Station to Newcastle Airport takes around 25 minutes and trains are around every 12 minutes, running from 5.44am to 11.58pm.

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Top routes to Newcastle Airport

Glasgow Central to Carlisle 1h 11mins £9.50
Lancaster to Carlisle 52mins £7.40
Preston to Carlisle 1h 8mins £7.40
Edinburgh to Carlisle 1h 13mins £11.10
Wigan North Western to Carlisle 1h 23mins £11.30

What to do at Newcastle Airport

At Newcastle Airport, you'll find food options, shops, and entertainment while you wait for your flight.

For late essentials, there's a Boots. For some fresh clothes, JD Sports and Traveller have everything you need.

It wouldn’t be Newcastle without Greggs. So it’s no surprise the North East's favourite baker is located before security next to international arrivals. The perfect sight for those early morning flights.

After security, you’ve got the likes of Soul + Grain, Burger King, and Quaystone Bar and Kitchen, each of which serve hot food and drink.

If you're the kind to enjoy a drink before your flight, there are multiple options here too. The Beer House has a great pre-flight buzz, while Bar 11 is a typical bar with good food.

Moreover, Newcastle has the Aspire Lounge for those who want a comfortable and quiet place to wait for their flight. Although it may be a slice of luxury, the lounge is open to anyone. It doesn’t matter which airline you are travelling with, nor the class of travel.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Newcastle Airport

For some recommendations on how to save money on your train to Newcastle, look no further.

Firstly, set up Priority Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time. This means you can book to secure the lowest price ahead of time, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

Next, get to know off-peak travel. If your flight time allows it, make the most of off-peak prices. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

If picking up your tickets as a family, see our Family Tickets page. Here you can find out everything you need to know about child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which could get you a discount of up to 60%.

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Get the Avanti app

Download the Avanti West Coast App to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us.

This app gives you special benefits, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your chosen payment method. It also allows you to store all your tickets in the same place. All with zero booking fees.

We appreciate that travelling by air can be stressful so we want to make the bit go as smoothly as possible. Download the app to help make it happen.

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