Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Durham – Tees Valley Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Last week priority baggage took 45 minutes to make the baggage carousel, it was the only plane in the airport and they lost the bags! – a guest reviewer
MME Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Durham-Tees Valley Airport.
What to Expect
Durham-Tees Valley Airport (code: MME) has a small terminal that offers service to a few European destinations. Facilities include a landside cafe, an airside cafe/bar, and a couple newsstands. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
The airport closes nightly from 10:00PM until 6:00AM so it is not possible to stay the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Durham-Tees Valley Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Premier Inn Darlington East – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Travelodge Darlington Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Devonport Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. £6- £8. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Durham-Tees Valley Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Premium Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gate 4. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.
Free WiFi is available at Durham-Tees Valley Airport for 30 minutes. Additional time can be purchased at the following rates: £3 for 1 hour, £5 for 3 hours, £9 for the next 24 hours. Extended increments are available. Connect to the “AirportWiFi” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Disabled Services – Wheelchairs available, lifts and ramps operate between floors, handicap toilets located throughout. Additional support services are available and can be organized with your airline, tour operator or at the airport directly.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food options available. Landside there is an Xpress Cafe and Airside you will find the Xpress Cafe and Bar.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available
Mobile Charging – There are charging points located throughout the departure waiting area.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Shopping – WHSmith offers newspapers, magazines, snacks, drinks, and travel essentials at the airside location in Departures. A limited variety of groceries is also available for purchase from the WHSmith at a second location in the Arrivals concourse.
Showers – Not available.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Durham Tees Valley and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Fairs Lloyds Travel Agent at the airport that can probably be of assistance.
The airport is open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Arriva North East Bus 12 offers hourly service between the airport, Hurworth/Neasham and Darlington. For route map, timetables and fare information, visit the Arriva Bus website.
Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz.
Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis at a taxi rank located outside of Arrivals. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. 1AB Taxis has a 24-hour booking desk in main terminal.
The nearest train station (6 miles away) is Darlington Railway Station, with service available to and from Durham, York and Newcastle.
Last updated: 2020-03-05
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.