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Teesside Airport by Road vs Rail or Coach

Your flight is booked, you’re ready to go. Now what’s the best way to get to Durham Teesside Airport? There are of course many options, 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 an Airparks' Durham Teesside Airport parking facility and pay a reasonable, affordable price. It’s the ultimate door to door service and you’re at the wheel.

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The nearest train station to Durham Teesside Airport is Darlington, which is 7 miles away. You can get to Durham Teesside Airport from Darlington by bus or taxi. A taxi will cost around £10 - roughly the same as two days parking at an Airparks' Durham Teesside Airport parking facility. It’s also worth remembering that you may have to pay for a cab ride again on your return journey. Which means you could be spending the equivalent of four days parking on cab rides.


National Express coaches stop in Darlington, Durham, Stockton on Tees and Middlesbrough and there are connections to Durham Teesside Airport from all of these locations. However, travelling by coach is not always practical when you’re loaded down with bags or travelling with small children. It can also make for a frustrating return journey. Small inconveniences can become major headaches when you’re jetlagged, tired and just want to get home.


There are over 100 taxi companies in the region and many offer good fares to Durham Teesside Airport. In terms of convenience, this is probably the next best thing to taking your own car. But when the taxi arrives at the door, you must be ready to go. Taking your own car means you can load in the likes of heavy bags or push chairs hours before you need to go. It’s also a mobile storage unit. If you decide at the last minute not to take something on the flight, you can just leave it safe and secure in the boot.