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Newcastle International Airport Destinations

So you’re jetting off from Newcastle International Airport (NCL) and looking for the best destinations?

We’ve got you covered with this great guide. But if you’re just planning to pass through Newcastle upon Tyne to catch a flight, why not extend your trip a little bit to take in this fabulous North East city.

This lively city has some fascinating ancient history, a proud working-class heritage, and one of Britain’s best nights out. So whether you like shops, cafes, cars or clubs (or a bit of everything), you’ll have an ace time.

The Quayside is the heart of the action in this magic metropolis, a vibesy waterfront area packed with trendy pubs and eateries, with the River Tyne and its famous bridges providing an iconic backdrop.

For some vigorous exercise and some unique views, you can also climb the 164 steps to the top of Grey’s Monument, a huge skyscraper stiletto affording views of the city’s medieval castle, the Sage Gateshead centre and the Tyne Bridge.

Speaking of the Tyne, you should definitely take a boat trip on this famous river and see Newcastle from an entirely different angle. And you can also put the Tyne Bridge Experience on your list too – you’ll learn all of the mind-blowing history of this marvel of engineering and have a lovely cuppa while you’re at it.

And Newcastle isn’t all buildings and bridges. There are also gorgeous green spaces too, like Jesmond Dene, a stunning, serene 180-acre park a stone’s throw from the city centre peppered with bridges, walks and wildlife.

Meanwhile, if you’re a culture vulture, you’ll love visiting the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a striking waterfront building which regularly hosts headline exhibitions from internationally renowned artists.

And last but not least, you can’t leave this area without seeing Hadrian’s Wall, the impressive Roman relic which stretches for 73 miles through Northumbria’s lovely countryside.

Newcastle International Airport destinations list

NCL is your gateway to lots of exciting locations in Britain and beyond. Browse a few great recommendations below.

Newcastle International Airport UK destinations

If you’re heading elsewhere in the UK, NCL has pretty much every location in Britain covered. You can fly from here to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh and Glasgow. And there are also flights to the likes of Leeds Bradford, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Norwich and Manchester.

Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport Europe destinations

If you fancy a trip to the continent, there are also lots of great European cities to fly to from Newcastle. For instance, you can hop on a flight to Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Budapest, Faro and Dublin. And you can also fly from NCL to Lisbon, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Oslo, Nice, Naples, Prague, Paris, Stockholm, Rome and Prague.

Newcastle International Airport global destinations

If you want to go global from Newcastle International Airport, there are lots of locations outside Europe for your delectation. Destinations include Bangkok, Dubai, Cancun, Cape Verde, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Miami, Montego Bay, San Francisco, Seattle and Phuket.

What are the best places to fly to from Newcastle Airport?

  • Choose Brussels for world-class heritage architecture and unusual history. You can stroll through the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city’s central square. Peppered with guildhalls, it really comes to life with Christmas markets in December but also hosts other seasonal festivals. But of all the tourist attractions in this brilliant Belgian city, the Mannekin Pis is by far the most famous. A bronze sculpture of a boy, erm, relieving himself, it’s a fun photo opportunity and puts everyone in a good mood. And there’s also the unique Atomium, a 102-metre (335 ft) landmark resembling a magnified iron crystal. Built for the 1958 World's Fair, it provides wonderful views of the city from its observation deck.
  • Choose Vienna for palaces, arts and a fairytale atmosphere. The 18th-century Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most magnificent in Europe and was previously the Hapsburg emperor’s summer pad of the Habsburg emperors. The palace's lush interiors and lovely gardens are spellbinding. Meanwhile, the Belvedere Palace sits on a hill overlooking the city and the Upper Belvedere is home to stunning works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. And if you’re an art fan, the Kunsthistorisches Museum boasts masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, and Rembrandt. Meanwhile, if you’re an opera buff, don’t miss seeing a glorious concert at the Vienna State Opera – a must-see for any serious opera aficionado. Last but not least, if you love authentic food bargains, don’t forget to visit the Naschmarkt, one of Europe’s biggest traditional farmers markets.
  • Choose Stockholm for Scandi style and interesting history. The capital of Sweden, Stockholm is a stunning city with a fascinating history and vibrant culture. There’s a whole lot to see and do. For instance, you can visit Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s packed with ancient buildings, narrow streets, and elegant squares. And the Vasa Museum is another hotspot because it houses the magnificent Vasa warship, which sank on its first voyage in 1628. The Royal Palace is another highlight for many visitors and here you can see the Royal Stables, Treasury, and Royal Apartments.
Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle International Airport

From Newcastle to the world

  • Choose New York City for eclectic vibes in the capital of the world. The Big Apple’s many people’s favorite city because it’s such a buzzing cultural hub, and the home of Hip-Hop is no slouch when it comes to iconic attractions either, with the likes of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Chrysler Building topping many tourist lists.
  • Choose Bangkok for a dizzying mix of contemporary skyscrapers and ancient temples. There are a lot of exciting attractions here, including the Chatuchak Market, Emerald Buddha, and Grand Palace. If you want to visit a city where there’s always something interesting going on all hours of the day and night, Bangkok is definitely it.

Which airlines fly out of Newcastle International Airport?

There’s a great choice of airlines flying out of Newcastle International Airport.

For starters, British Airways is one of the world’s biggest and most famous carriers. You can fly with BA from NCL to the US, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

And when you want a bargain flight, how about easyJet? This popular budget airline flies from Newcastle to great destinations like Rome, Paris and Barcelona.

Meanwhile, TUI flies its package holiday customers to popular sunny spots like the Algarve, Majorca and the Canary Islands. And Jet2 is another UK low-cost airline that flies from NCL to the US, Morocco, Turkey, and lots of popular European destinations.

And you’ve also got Aer Lingus, a Republic of Ireland airline with flights from Newcastle to Dublin, Cork, and Shannon. As well as Transavia, a gem of a Dutch low-cost airline offering NCL flights to great European destinations like Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Norwegian is a cheap airline flying from Newcastle to destinations across Europe, the US and the Caribbean.

Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle International Airport

How can I hire a car at Newcastle International Airport?

While you can book a hire car at Newcastle Airport directly with providers, you’ll often get a better deal through a third party. And while we must declare our obvious interest, we believe Enjoy Travel is one of the best comparison sites.

Simply drop your details in our search engine and you’ll be served up a selection of vehicles from trusted local, national, and international providers.

For instance, Alamo offers lots of different types of vehicles, including family cars, economy cars, SUVs, and vans. Prices are usually reasonable, and they’re a long-established global company.

Meanwhile, Avis is renowned for its high-quality vehicles and great service, and Budget is perfect for price-conscious customers who appreciate a fleet with lots of variety.

Enterprise is also another great option. Known for choice and competitive prices, this firm also offers exceptional service. And Green Motion is arguably the best choice for eco-conscious travelers because of its great choice of electric and hybrid cars.

And don’t forget Hertz. One of the world's largest car hire companies, it offers a wide range of vehicles and is a wise choice for drivers who want to take their pick from several different models and styles.

Voila! Congrats on making it to the end of your NCL destinations guide and picking up some essential information along the way. Bon Voyage!

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