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Newcastle by Road vs Rail, Coach and Taxi

Your flight is booked, you’re ready to go. Now what’s the best way to get to the airport? There are many possibilities, but what if you have the whole family in tow, or you’re loaded down with bags? Well how about this for an idea - take your own car? Pre-book a long term stay at Airparks Newcastle Bellair and pay just £32.95 for 8 days. It’s the ultimate door to door service and you’re at the wheel.

Newcastle International Airport is extremely accessible by car. With the A1 being a principal north / south road, by-passing the city centre and leading directly to the airport.

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The Tyne and Wear Metro Light Rail has 60 stations in Newcastle and surrounding regions, including a station at Newcastle International Airport. The journey from Newcastle central to Newcastle International Airport takes around 25 minutes. However, if you’re travelling with young children or loaded down with bags, taking your car makes light work of the load and there’s no issue with getting to and from the metro station of origin.


There are bus services to Newcastle International Airport from Newcastle central, but this of course means a separate journey into the city centre, which could mean a cab ride; an added expense not taken into account. Then there’s the journey back from the airport to home. What seems like a small inconvenience when you’re excited about flying becomes a huge headache when you’re jetlagged or tired or just want to get home.


Airport Taxis is the official taxi service for Newcastle International Airport and the only taxi organisation that can pick up or drop off immediately outside the terminal building. This limits your choice of taxi companies, but in terms of convenience, taking a cab is probably the next best thing to taking your own car. Then again, why settle for the next best thing when you can boook Newcastle Airport parking online and leave iyour car safe and secure with Airparks for under £5 a day.