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Cheap car hire Newcastle Airport UK (NCL)

Newcastle Airport is a busy facility that serves Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding region of northeast England. It handles in excess of five million passengers annually and has flights from airports such as London Heathrow and Bristol in the UK as well as many others throughout mainland Europe. The airport is seven miles to the north of the city centre and car hire in Newcastle Airport is an easy option for the trip.

Airport Facilities

The passenger building at Newcastle Airport offers full amenities and services which include a good choice of food and beverage outlets. In addition, there are baby changing rooms, shops, a bureau de change and cashpoints. Long- and short-stay car parks are within a few minutes’ walk of the main terminal.

Car Hire Newcastle Airport

Transport options at the terminal are metro, taxi or hire car. The airport has direct access to the terminus of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s Green line, but trips to the town centre take up to 30 minutes. Five national self-drive vehicle suppliers, including National and Alamo, maintain service desks on the ground floor of the terminal. The best deals on rentals are often found when you compare car hire online before travelling.


Newcastle Airport is beside the A696 which leads straight onto the town’s western bypass and to central Grainger Town. Routes to regional destinations have adequate signposts and roads on the whole are in good states of repair. The A1 is a convenient primary route to destinations north and south.

Things To See and Do

With car rental in Newcastle Airport seaside towns such as Blyth, Whitley Bay and South Shields area easily reached. Fifteen miles down the A1, the historic city of Durham features a castle and a cathedral that are both almost 1,000 years old. Northwards, Northumberland National Park boasts stunning landscapes where sheep are often the only living creatures to be seen.

Best Time To Visit

Newcastle and northeast England are at their best from around mid-May to early September. Temperatures are usually over 18°C, there is also the occasional heat wave, and it is mostly dry enough for sightseeing. From December to February it is routinely cold and the thermometer hovers around the 0°C mark.

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