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:

From: Time:
Birmingham 4 hours
Darlington 30 mins
Durham 15 mins
Edinburgh 2 hours
Glasgow 3 hours
Hartlepool 50 mins
Leeds 1 hour 30 mins
London Kings Cross 4 hours
Manchester 3 hours
Middlesbrough 2 hours
York 1 hour

For info about train services please go to

For info on Metro services, go to