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Air Travel in Durham Durham may not have its own airport but getting to the city by air has never been easier, with both Teeside and Newcastle international airports just a 30-minute drive away.

Situated six miles north west of Newcastle city centre, Newcastle International Airport [map] links the North East to major cities in the UK, such as Cardiff, Belfast and London; and European destinations, including Malaga, Kos, Athens, Paris and Barcelona.

The airport provides 13 flights a day to London (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted), which all take less than an hour, and six daily flights to Amsterdam. From these airports you can get connecting direct flights to most major cities across the world.

Newcastle International has plenty of facilities to make your waiting time in the airport pass quickly and pleasantly. There a number of shops including, Boots, WH Smith, Redland and Traveller, along with many restaurants and cafés, such as the Food Village, Burger King and Costa Coffee.

Other facilities that may be worth checking out here are The Beauty Lounge, which offers nail bar services for last minute holiday preparation, the GameGrid Entertainment Area, which is packed with virtual reality games and slot machines, and an Internet Lounge, with broadband access, WiFi, a digital photo centre and comfy seating.

Both long and short stay car parking is available at the airport but there are also regular public transport services from Newcastle, where you can get direct connections to Durham.

The airport links directly to Newcastle via the Metro’s green line and there are frequent train services from Newcastle’s main train station to Durham. Metro trains for the airport leave Newcastle approximately every 15 minutes with a journey time of just under half an hour.

If you would rather travel by bus, then services leave throughout the day from Newcastle city centre, most frequently from Eldon Square. There are plenty of buses travelling to Durham from here making your connection fairly easy.

Teeside International Airport [map] is located six miles east of Darlington on the A67 and is easily accessible from the A1(M), which can be joined just two miles from Durham city centre.

The airport, which offers direct flights to London, Malaga, Amsterdam and Prague, has various facilities including, a children’s play area, bureau de change and a cash machine, along with a number of shops and cafés, such as WH Smith and Café Oasis.

To get to Durham after you arrive at Teeside International you can get a taxi from the front of the terminal building (or by calling 07855 642947), which costs approximately £20. Arriva runs a number of bus services from nearby Darlington to the city centre.

Airport contact information:
Newcastle International Airport
Telephone: +44 (0) 870 122 1488
Website: www.newcastleairport.com

Teeside International Airport
Telephone: +44 (0) 1325 332811
Website: www.teesideairport.com

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