Search Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle (United Kingdom)

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Newcastle Intl. Airport

Transportation to Birmingham Airport from the City Center

The city of Birmingham is located in West Midlands, England, at the basin of the Severn and Trent rivers. It is the one of the biggest cities in the country and the second most populated city in the country, after London. Those who want to travel to Birmingham fly into Birmingham Airport. The city contains five main areas that are intertwined. The first zone covers the area known as New Street, which is the innermost part of the city and considered the city center.

When it comes to urban transportation most of the city is accessible by bicycle or on foot. Network West Midlands is the executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city. This institution encourages citizens and visitors to use bicycles to get around in the city. Buses provide transportation to most parts of Birmingham as well. Many of these bus lines are run by National Express West Midlands. There are also Diamond Buses that operate throughout the city. If you are planning on riding multiple buses throughout the day we would recommend buying a day ticket, also referred to as a daysaver, because it is more economical than buying a single trip ticket.

Single fare or daysaver tickets for National Express West Midlands buses can be purchased on board from the driver but you must have the exact fare, the driver cannot give you change. Therefore we recommend that you have the exact fare ready before getting on the bus. You can also purchase different ticket options with longer validity from the Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is located in close proximity to the Moor Street Station.

There are many public transportation alternatives in the city that provide transportation to the airport. Most of these options provide transportation to the airport from the city center or from the main train station. Birmingham Airport is located about 10 km from the city center.

Train

The airport is accessible by train via the Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link connects the Birmingham International Station with Birmingham Airport. The train from New Street Station to Birmingham International Station can take between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains on this route run every 5 to 10 minutes. These trains operate from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm. Trains are usually more expensive when compared to buses. The rail service is provided by London Midland and it has an extensive network throughout Birmingham. You can find maps detailing the train routes in tourist information offices located in various parts of the city.

The fare for the train can vary depending on the region you will be traveling to. There are 3 main train stations in Birmingham. New Street Station is considered the main station and is located in the city center. There are four different train lines that run throughout the city. The yellow line runs between Wolverhampton and Northampton, the green line runs between Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, the red line runs between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley, and the blue line runs between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.

There are also longer lines that provide transportation to neighboring cities. The majority of the train lines intersect at certain points so passengers can easily transfer between lines. The Air-Rail Link is a people mover that provides transportation between Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport.

The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The Air-Rail Link takes no more than 2 minutes to get to the airport. 

Bus

One of the buses that operates between the city center and the airport is bus number 900. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays. Another bus that provides transportation between the city center and the airport is bus number 97. This bus departs from the same location as bus number 900 but it goes along a longer route.

One advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. Bus 97 runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation to the airport from Solihull and Erdington. This bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour, on the hour, at nights and on Sundays.

There is no central bus station in the city, instead buses depart from various parts of the city. The majority of the buses pass through Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway. Buses generally operate from 5 am to midnight.

There are two routes that buses follow, the Inner Circle, which runs through the city center and the Outer Circle, which avoids entering the city center and runs along the outskirts of the city center.    

There are also bus services that provide transportation between the suburbs, hospitals, and shopping centers. However these services run less frequently at night and on Sundays.

There are also coach services that operate throughout the city and to the airport. These services depart from Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station and the fare is approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.

Tram

The tram line in the city is known as the Midland Metro. So the word ‘metro’ is used to describe the light rail/tram line in Birmingham. However, the airport is not accessible by tram.

There is only one tram line that operates throughout the city. This line operates between Snow Hill Station, Wolverhampton, Jewellery Quarter, West Bornwich, Wednesbury and Bilston. The tram operates from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. On Sundays the tram operates from 8 am to 11 pm.

Taxi

There are many taxi stops located throughout the city but the easiest place to find a cab is in the city center. However keep in mind that it can be hard to find an empty taxi during peak hours or on Saturdays. Taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.

Ferry

Ferry boats in the Gas Street Basin offer public transportation services and sightseeing tours for tourists. However the airport is not accessible by ferry.

Rental Car

There are various rental car offices located throughout the city and Birmingham Airport works with seven different international car rental companies. Alternatively, you can book your vehicle in advance before your flight by making a reservation with one of these companies online.

Airport Information

Birmingham Airport has a passenger terminal that contains various services you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Passengers can go shopping at well-known stores such as Accessorize, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, and JD Sports or buy luxurious products at affordable prices at the World Duty Free shop.

Cafes and restaurants located in the terminal include Deli Hub, which offers delicious dishes from Indian cuisine, Frankie & Benny’s, where you can enjoy classic American dishes, Pret a Manger, where you can find homemade, natural meals, Giraffe, which serves a variety of international cuisine, and Wetherspoon, which reflects traditional British culture.

There is a Burger King for those who prefer fast food, those who want luxurious restaurants and bars can head to All Bar One or Blanc et Noir, and those who want to spend time at a café can go to Caffé Nero and Costa. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Newcastle (United Kingdom) City Center from Airport

Newcastle Airport is located just 10 km from the city center and offers passengers a variety of convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city. Taxis are a easy way to get to the city center and are readily available at the terminal exit. If you don’t have excess luggage another transportation alternative to get to the city is by metro or even bicycle. Other ways to get to the city center from the airport include bus, train, and rental car.

Metro

Newcastle Airport is directly connected to the metro line, making the metro easily accessible from the airport terminal. The metro, which runs every 12 minutes, provides quick transportation to main areas in the city like Haymarket Station and Central Station. The total trip takes about 25 minutes. The metro operates from 5:44 am to 11:58 pm. On Sundays the metro begins to run at 6:27 am.

Car

If you want to drive to the city center from the airport then follow road A696 and connect to the A1 motorway. If you’re not sure what route to take you can always ask for assistance at the airport. You can get a map or navigation device at the airport before you leave.  

It usually takes no more than 15 minutes to drive to Newcastle city center from the airport. If you want to drive to Edinburgh from the airport it takes about 2 hours, if you want to drive to Glasgow or Manchester it takes about 3 hours, and if you want to drive to Darlington it takes about 1 hour.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient way to get to the city center from the airport and they operate 24 hours a day. You can pay the taxi fare by credit card or cash. Airport taxis feature vehicles that can accommodate 4 to 7 passengers. By calling +44 (0) 191 214 6969 you can book a taxi to your specifications in advance. The on-site taxi service at Newcastle Airport is provided by Airport Taxis. Taxis provide door-to-door service and are a great way to get to other areas outside of the city as well.

Train

Newcastle Airport isn’t directly served by rail. To access the train network you can take the metro, which is accessible directly from the terminal, to the Central Train Station and transfer from there. The metro to the Central Train Station takes about 25 minutes. Once you get to the station you can easily purchase a train ticket from the automated ticket machines.

It takes about 30 minutes to get to Darlington from Newcastle Train Station. It takes 2 hours to get to Edinburgh by train, 3 hours to get to Glasgow by train, and 1.5 hours to get to Leeds by train.

Limousine Rental

Limousine rental services at the airport are provided by Emirates and Newcastle Airport. If you would like to get to the city center via luxurious Mercedes vehicles then you have to call 0845 223 2000 to find out detailed information about pricing and to make a reservation. Limousines are an expensive transportation alternative to get to the city center but they are a very comfortable and exclusive option.

Bus

Newcastle buses are another option that provides passengers with affordable transportation from the airport to the city center. Buses operate 6 days a week. There is no bus service from the airport to the city center on Sundays. Buses X77, X78, X79 provide convenient transportation to locations in the city center like Eldon Square and Ponteland. For more detailed information about buses that provide transportation to the city center from the airport please call 0191 2020 747.  

Bicycle

Newcastle is a bike-friendly city offering passengers an alternative way to get to and from the airport. There are free bicycle parking areas located right in front of the airport terminal. The designated bike paths between the airport and the city center provide cyclists with a safe and enjoyable route to get to the city.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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The flight distance between Birmingham-Newcastle (United Kingdom) is 277 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 50 minutes.

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