Book a Flight to Newcastle
There are many options for cheap flights from other destinations in the UK to Newcastle International Airport. You’ll land at the busiest airport in England’s North East – and you’ll have the vibrant city itself to explore and the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors on your doorstep. Of course, just a short drive or train ride away the glories of Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish countryside also await.
When to Book Cheap Flights to Newcastle
Newcastle’s peak season sees cheaper flights thinner on the ground, but book early enough and you should still be able to reduce the cost of your air fare. The most popular time to book flights to Newcastle is between early June to late-September, with the UK school summer holidays in July and August being when prices are at their highest.
Throughout the rest of the year it is easier to grab a bargain deal on your flight, although the following seasonal events can create fluctuations in prices: October’s International Craft Beer Festival, March’s Newcastle under Lyme music festival and the Christmas to New Year holidays.
If you fancy avoiding the crowded summer you can look for flights between April and May or September and October. During the spring and autumn, the weather can be warm and dry for the most part, although rain, as ever in the UK, should be expected.
How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Newcastle
Being flexible helps you to find the best prices for flights to Newcastle when you search with Expedia. Here are some ways to do this.
- Check to see if there are departures from other UK airports that are convenient for you. To do this you can click on ‘Nearby airports’ and immediately see the price of flights from alternative locations.
- If you are flying from London try a search using ‘All London airports’. This opens out the choice of flights for you and may reveal significantly cheaper options.
- Clicking ‘Show flexible dates’ when your flight results are returned allows you to check if a day or two’s difference in your departure will significantly reduce the price of your Newcastle flight.
UK Departures to Newcastle
Optimal flight times from UK airports to Newcastle are:
Main Airports in Newcastle
Newcastle International Airport is located six miles from the city centre. It offers international connections as well as being directly linked to several other UK airports.
There are several different transport options you can take to travel into the city. The most convenient is the train, which runs for the most part of the day. The Green Line departs from the airport itself. Buses are also available, with the X77, X78 or X79 serving the city centre. Taxis are also available from the terminal, as are car hire companies, with the latter being particularly useful if you are looking to visit the surrounding area or journey on into Scotland.
Which Airlines Fly to Newcastle?
Airlines offering direct flights to Newcastle from the UK include:
How to Get Around in Newcastle
Newcastle is a small compact city – aside from the odd taxi all you really need is your walking shoes and a little energy!
There are Metro, train and bus options should you need them, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing bus that visits all the main city attractions.
What are the Must-Sees in Newcastle?
At the heart of the city the Gateshead Quays showcase the famous Tyneside Bridge. This wonderfully regenerated area is now a highly successful cultural quarter complete with art exhibitions and stunning architecture.
While Newcastle is known for its shopping and nightlife, travel beyond the city to find an equally unrivalled experience of history. Hadrian's Wall, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is testament to the events that have formed both England and Scotland’s identity.
Another iconic structure, rather more modern, can be seen at the Angel of the North. Commissioned in 1998, the Angel has become a symbol of Newcastle’s regeneration.
Tips for Travelling to Newcastle
If you can avoid flying at the weekend you may be able to secure a cheaper flight. Weekend flights generally tend to be more expensive but, especially on match days for Newcastle United, visiting fans can also push air fares up.