Sleeping in Airports

Newcastle Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Newcastle 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.

Unfortunately you can’t sleep here as they close from 10 PM to 4:30 AM.
– a traveller (2016)

NTL Airport Overview

newcastle airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Newcastle Airport.

What to Expect

The recently-renovated terminal at Newcastle Airport (code: NTL) primarily handles domestic routes. Facilities are limited to a few eateries, one shop, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Newcastle Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but a general traveller review indicates that the airport closes nightly from 10:00PM to 4:30AM.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is in walking distance and offers free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Newcastle Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

According to a traveller review in June 2016, the airport is closed 10 PM to 4:30 AM. It is not possible to stay here overnight.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels within walking distance of Newcastle Airport:

  • Brittania Hotel Newcastle Airport – Three minute walk to the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport – Few minutes walk from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Newcastle Airport Hotel – 200m from the terminal. Five minute walk to the terminal. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Food & Drinks

There are no 24-hour food concessions. There are 5 restaurant options to choose from, most open 1 hour before the first flight and close shortly after the last departure.

Mobile Charging

A reader (April 2019) mentioned that thanks to the recent renovations, there are outlets and USB ports built into the seating in the departure areas (every 5-10 seats). At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability Landside. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at Newcastle Airport. Connect to the “Free Newcastle Airport wi-fi” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside, just past security check point • Landside, in the Arrivals area.

Baby Care Facilities – Parent’s room is located Airside, opposite Gate 2. The room is equipped with a nursing chair and diaper change facilities. Baby change facilities are also available in all disabled toilets.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available throughout the airport. Rate: $5. Upon return, you will receive a $1 refund.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available and there is only one shop, News Travels, located Airside.Hours: Opens one hour before the 1st flight and closes after the last flight.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Departure area, between counter 12 and 13. There are also Airport Ambassadors wearing Turquoise blazers throughout the airport to help.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Areas – Smoking is not permitted in or near the terminal. There is a designated smoking area within the Short Stay Car Park adjacent to the departures end of the terminal.

Newcastle airport is served by the following airlines: Bonza • Eastern Services • Fly Pelican • Jetstar • Link Airways • Qantas • Regional Express • Virgin Australia.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Hunter Valley Buses link the airport to Maitland, Raymond Terrace, and Stockton. Port Stephens Coaches offer frequent service to and from Newcastle train station, and additional service to Nelson Bay. Cash and Opal cards are accepted (Opal cards are not sold at the airport) NOTE: A reader (April 2019) mentioned that the buses do not offer frequent service to the airport. Be prepared to wait a while or be sure to plan your transportation in advance so there are no surprises.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in the Arrivals area: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available at the taxi rank outside of the Arrivals area, and can also be contacted by using the dedicated taxi phone in the Arrivals lobby. Note: $3 plus GST levy added to all fares leaving from New Castle Airport.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.