Newcastle offers a fascinating mix of ancient history, social heritage and cutting-edge culture. Where else could you learn about Roman life in a Hadrian’s Wall fort, follow a Victorian tunnel built for transporting coal, and view ground-breaking contemporary art in a converted grain store, all within a few minutes’ underground ride from Newcastle International Airport? The increasing selection of cheap flights to Newcastle make it easy to snatch a short break in this vibrant city or plan a longer trip to explore the beautiful Northumberland coastline on its doorstep.
With no obviously high or low seasons, cheap flights to Newcastle should be relatively easy to source all year round. However there are some peaks in demand, such as the Chinese New Year in January/February when the city’s large Chinatown puts on a special party, or the Great North Run half-marathon in September, which attracts athletes and supporters from all over the world. For the best chance of snapping up cheap tickets to Newcastle, there’s no substitute for forward planning – you’ll also find the best hotel deals if you book well in advance, leaving you more cash to splash on having fun.
Reliable low-cost Ryanair flies direct from Dublin to Newcastle in around 1 hour 10 minutes – barely enough time to fasten your seat belt before preparing to land. Aer Lingus provides direct services from Cork or Dublin, operated under the Stobart Air branding; the Cork route takes around 1 hour 40 minutes. There are no direct flights from Shannon, but Aer Lingus and British Airways offer services via London Heathrow with the shortest flight time around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Newcastle Airport is conveniently located on the city’s northern outskirts around 25 minutes by underground from the centre. Trains run approximately every 12 minutes throughout the day with the last service departing just before midnight. Alternatively, buses link the airport to the city centre and suburbs. For a speedy and comfortable transfer direct to your destination, pre-book an official Airport Taxi which will pick you up from right outside the terminal building – the journey time to the city centre is around 15 minutes, depending on traffic. If you’re thinking of hiring a car to explore further afield, the airport is easily accessible just off the A1.
Marvel at Newcastle’s scientific and industrial achievements at the Discovery Museum, whose pride and joy is the world’s first steam turbine-powered ship, the “Turbinia”. Climb to the top of the “New Castle” keep to learn about the city’s Roman roots and admire panoramic views – see if you can spot the iconic “Angel of the North” in the distance. Don’t miss the stunning BALTIC art gallery on the Gateshead side of the Tyne, with yet more spectacular views from its popular rooftop restaurant. Leave time for an evening bar crawl to find out why Newcastle’s nightlife deserves its legendary status.
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