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Getting to the airport can often be a stressful time but travelling to Newcastle International Airport can be easy and hassle-free when you take the train to Newcastle Airport with CrossCountry and Tyne and Wear Metro.

Newcastle International Airport is located just under 6 miles northwest of Newcastle city centre and is easy to get to on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

With Newcastle upon Tyne’s excellent train links, it makes sense to take the train rather than drive. CrossCountry offers a ticket combining your train ticket and metro ticket in one, so you will save time, hassle and, most importantly, money!  

Currently, our tickets are available from all our destinations including popular stations such as Durham, Darlington, Edinburgh, Leeds and York, making it easy to get to the airport by train from the major towns and cities of the north.

Benefits of taking the train to Newcastle International Airport

  • Saves you paying for airport parking
  • No need to stress about traffic
  • Saves you paying for a taxi
  • Eco-friendly compared to a car

CrossCountry makes it easy to book cheap train tickets all the way to Newcastle International Airport via Newcastle Central train station. Purchasing a ticket will save you time and money on taxis and airport parking. Plus, getting the train is eco-friendly compared to travelling by car.

Choosing to take the train means you can start your holiday as soon as you get on-board. No need to worry about traffic, taxi prices or airport parking costs, you can simply sit back in spacious and comfortable seating, relax and take in the views from the train window. Take advantage of our at-seat service and enjoy light snacks and, hot and cold drinks. We also serve alcohol, so why not order a prosecco to really kick-start your holiday?

Not only will CrossCountry’s ticket save you money, if you purchase your ticket as an m-Ticket, the only thing you need to travel is your mobile phone. Saving you the time and hassle of getting tickets at the station.

Getting to Newcastle International Airport by train

CrossCountry runs direct trains to Newcastle Central Station including Durham, Darlington, Edinburgh, Leeds and York. From Newcastle Central Station, it is a 25 minute metro ride to the airport. CrossCountry’s ticket includes both your train ticket and metro ticket in one.

Taking the Metro from Newcastle Central Station to Newcastle International Airport

The Tyne and Wear Metro takes you directly from Newcastle Central Station to the airport in around 25 minutes. You will find the entrance to the Metro station just inside the train station where you will need to take the Metro green line directly to Newcastle Airport terminal. Metro tickets cost just a few pounds for a single, but with CrossCountry’s ticket, your metro ticket is included in your ticket price. Metros run 7 days a week and depart every 12 to 15 minutes from around 06:00 to 00:00. If you’re flying on a Sunday, they depart slightly less frequently.

When you arrive at Newcastle Airport Metro stop, you will find yourself located beside Domestic Arrivals within the Airport terminal. From here it’s a short walk to departures; much closer than the airport carparks!

Newcastle Metro Accessibility

Newcastle Airport Metro station is accessible to those with a variety of mobility needs. There’s ramp access with resting places and handrails down from the airport terminal, and automatic doors are situated at the top of the ramp.

More questions?

For more information about the Newcastle Airport Metro service, visit Newcastle International's website.

Popular routes

Below is a table of guide prices for some of the most popular routes for trains to Newcastle airport. Prices include the ticket on the metro between Newcastle Central station and Newcastle airport.

Departure Station

Anytime Return

Off-Peak Return

CrossCountry Advance*

Estimated Travel Time


from £89.40

from £65.80

from £60.00

2 hours, 20 minutes


from £101.00

from £72.70

from £75.00

2 hours, 15 minutes

Glasgow Central

from £111.40

from £82.60

from £78.40

3 hours, 15 minutes


from £75.90

from £54.20

from £57.60

1 hour, 40 minutes


from £48.90

from £37.20

from £44.60

1 hour, 30 minutes

*all prices in the table above are guide prices and subject to change. CrossCountry Advance tickets subject to availability. Travel time maybe slightly shorter or slightly longer than stated above.

Our top travel tips

To make sure your journey runs smoothly, read our top travel tips:

Once you have arrived at Newcastle Airport

Once you’ve got the train to the airport with plenty of time to spare, you can take full advantage of the airport’s facilities. With over 4.8 million passengers each year, Newcastle Airport is fully equipped with eateries and shops to help you relax and indulge before your flight.

Shopping in Newcastle Airport

Whether you’ve left some essential holiday items to the last minute or you just fancy a browse, Newcastle Airport has a great range of shops to cater to your needs.

With shops located before and after security, you have plenty of opportunity to shop till you drop. Grab sun cream and toiletries from Boots or pick up a book or magazine from WHSmith. Find Superdry, North Face, French Connection and many more brands at Traveller or treat yourself to some tax-free jewellery from brands like Swarovski and Pandora at Cuba Lily.

Maybe you want a camera for your holiday or forgot to pack your charger? Head to Dixons for electronics and gadgets. Foreign currency can be pre-ordered with Travelex and picked up at the airport. It wouldn’t be a holiday without browsing duty free, so pop in to Biza Tax and World Duty Free to pick up tax-free gifts. With a range of alcohol, cosmetics, confectionary, tobacco and premium brand items, you’ll find gifts to suit everyone.

Restaurants in Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport has a wide variety of food and drink options for you to enjoy.

Get yourself in the holiday spirit by sitting down for a delicious meal at Cabin, where you can indulge in small plates, big meals and of course a pre-holiday cocktail. Bar11 or The Beer House are great choices for local ales or a glass of bubbly, and a tasty pub grub menu. If you’re travelling with children, the Flying Hippo is an American style diner with a kid’s menu and dedicated family zone.

Got an early flight? Try Caffé Ritazza for your caffeine fix – dedicated to the art of great coffee, a cappuccino and slice of cake is the perfect way to start the day. If you’re grabbing something for the plane, you’ll find M&S Food to Go, Upper Crust and Pita & Brew.

Amenities in Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport has all the facilities you may need for a comfortable and pleasant trip. Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal building or a faster, premium service can be accessed for a small fee. A faster, premium WiFi service can be accessed for a small fee.

Newcastle Airport caters to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with physical disabilities. Changing Places toilets offer extra equipment and space to allow these customers to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These can be found before you go through security.

A Prayer room can be found on level 2 of the main terminal building and is open 24 hours a day, providing a place for quiet contemplation and prayer.

Smoking or the smoking of e-cigarettes is not permitted within the terminal building. Dedicated smoking shelters are available to the front of the terminal building. After security, customers at Bar 11 can use their outdoor smoking area.

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