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Newcastle-upon-Tyne has all the access links you’d expect from a major European city including its own international airport with daily direct flights from Dubai, Amsterdam, London and Paris amongst 80 destinations worldwide.


Newcastle International Airport is served by many airlines, including Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Jet2, easyJet and Lufthansa, providing direct links from top international and UK destinations. This includes direct daily flights from Dubai, Amsterdam, London and Paris amongst 80 destinations worldwide.

The route from the airport to the city centre is one of the fastest in Europe, taking only 23 minutes on the Tyne & Wear Metro. Metro trains run every 12 – 15 minutes and single tickets cost from just £3.60. Taxis to the city centre cost around £17.

For full details of airline routes to and from Newcastle International Airport visit


The North Shields International Ferry Terminal at Port of Tyne is the North of England’s main sea link with Northern Europe. Throughout the year, DFDS Seaways operates frequent sailings to and from Amsterdam Ijmuiden) in the Netherlands. Taxis to the city centre cost approximately £15 from the ferry terminal.

For full details of DFDS ferry routes to and from North Shields International Ferry Terminal visit

International air and sea routes

UK Travel


Newcastle Central Station is right in the heart of the city centre and is served by LNER, CrossCountry Trains and Transpennine Express; all operating direct services from most major cities in Britain. These highspeed
rail links mean that Newcastle-upon-Tyne is less than three hours from London and just 90 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds.

As the name suggests, Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance to many of the destination’s attractions, hotels and venues, and as the hub of Newcastle’s transport infrastructure, it is extremely well connected.


The A1(M) passes through Newcastle, linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the south and west of England. Central car parks are situated only a short distance from all routes and are well signposted throughout the city.

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