By Train

Newcastle International Airport is well connected to the North East rail network by the Metro service.

The journey from Newcastle Central Station to Newcastle Airport takes around 25 minutes. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm. Travellers using the Metro to get to the airport from Newcastle Central Station should head to the Metro station under the train station (clearly signposted). From there they should purchase a ticket (if required) from the automated machines and board a train on the green line heading for the Airport station.

For further information on train and Metro services and up-to-date timetables of the services, please see the links below.

Estimated travelling time by rail is as follows:

Birmingham4 hours
Darlington30 mins
Durham15 mins
Edinburgh2 hours
Glasgow3 hours
Hartlepool50 mins
Leeds1 hour 30 mins
London Kings Cross4 hours
Manchester3 hours
Middlesbrough2 hours
York1 hour

For info about train services please go to

For info on Metro services, go to