Newcastle International Airport is located at Woolsington, near Ponteland, on the city’s northern suburbs. It is the largest and busiest airport in Northeast England, as well as the second largest and busiest airport in Northern England (after Manchester), with over five million passengers handled each year. It is also the UK’s tenth largest and fastest-growing regional airport.
The Tyne and Wear Metro connects the airport to Central Newcastle, with an average trip time of 20 minutes connecting Central Station Metro station and Newcastle Airport Metro station.
Newcastle Central Station serves as a major interchange on the East Coast Main Line and the Cross Country Route. It is one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom.
Train operator London North-eastern Railway provides a half-hourly frequency of trains to London King’s Cross, with a variable journey time of two to three hours, and north to Scotland, with all trains calling at Edinburgh Waverley and a small number of trains extended to Glasgow Central, Aberdeen, and Inverness. Trans Pennine Express runs services to and from the Northwest. Northern Trains operates regional and local services. In addition, Scot Rail provides irregular service to Glasgow Central.
The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive coordinates bus services in Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding boroughs. Stagecoach Northeast is the main bus operator in the city, operating city services between both the West and East ends, with some services extending out to the Metro Centre, Killingworth, Wallsend, and Ponteland.