When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Newcastle?
As with a lot of places in the United Kingdom (UK), the cheapest time to visit is from October to April when the weather is at its coldest and wettest. Newcastle upon Tyne tends to get busy during the summer months when the sun is most likely to shine on the city, so booking return flights to visit during the autumn or winter means that you’ll be much less likely to bump shoulders with other tourists.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Newcastle?
For booking your return Newcastle flights, we recommend booking a few months beforehand if you want to secure the best budget-friendly deals for your preferred travel times and dates. If you’re able to be more flexible and don’t mind a bit of uncertainty, there are usually cheap last-minute flights to be found.
Flying to Newcastle International Airport (NCL)
Located about ten kilometres from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle International Airport (NCL) handles close to 5 million passengers every year and is the second-busiest airport in Northern England, following Manchester.
Flights to Newcastle International are available from most southern airports in the UK, making it extremely accessible all year round. Direct flights are operated by British Airways from London Heathrow and Flybe from airports including Belfast, Aberdeen, Cardiff and Southampton. No direct routes are available from northern airports like Manchester and Birmingham as they are too close for flights.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
NCL is an open, clean, single-terminal airport that contains a number of key amenities as well as a great selection of shops, restaurants and family services. Along with a large duty-free shop, there is a selection of shops that specialise in fashion, books, jewellery and beauty. Bars, cafes and restaurants are situated both before and after security checks, and all passengers have access to ATMs and currency exchange services within the terminal building. Free Wi-Fi and baby-changing facilities are also available.
Getting to the City from Newcastle International Airport (NCL)
Getting to and from Newcastle International Airport from the city centre is extremely easy as there are so many options available. Perhaps the quickest way is to hop on the metro system that serves the city and the rest of the Tyne and Wear region. You can enter the metro at the Airport station and ride the green line for 25 minutes to reach Newcastle Central, which is also the main railway station in the city. There are also several bus routes available outside the terminal building, all of which stop at popular locations throughout the city. Additionally, catching a taxi or hiring a car is possible.
Why Visit Newcastle?
Rich in history and bursting with opportunity, Newcastle upon Tyne, or just Newcastle as it’s commonly known, is an economic and cultural hub in northeast England. Take in the sights while strolling through the narrow, medieval-style streets close to the River Tyne before visiting the 11th-century Castle Keep, the oldest structure in the city. If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets, be sure to head northwards to Town Moor, a gorgeous green space that’s larger in size than London’s Hyde Park.
You simply can’t visit Newcastle without heading to the historical Georgian heart that is Grainger Town, an area where you can find some of the city’s most stunning architecture. A perfect example of this is the Grainger Market, a grade I listed structure, which was the first indoor market to be opened in Newcastle. Top off the perfect trip by stopping by the Quayside, a thriving metropolitan area that is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants as well as several galleries and public spaces.