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.

Don’t sleep near the bathroom. The door bangs and woke me up everytime someone needed to go. -Stef

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Newcastle International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A spacious and modern single-terminal international airport, with clean facilities and a limited variety of shops and restaurants.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Comfortable chairs are available across from Starbucks. Have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy to block out those bright airport lights and loud noises. A travel blanket is also handy for staying warm while you sleep!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

Airport Lounges

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 paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority 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  Aspire Lounge – Location: Airside, Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Newcastle Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport – (5 minute walk from the airport) Adjacent to the airport. Day rooms are offered based on availability.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Newcastle Airport Hotel – (5 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport – (5 minute walk to the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Newcastle Airport South Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Newcastle Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Newcastle Airport. Connect to the “_NCLFreeWiFi” network. Fast service can also be purchased for £5. If you wish to upgrade, follow the instructions from the “_NCLPremiumWiFi” network.

If you are not travelling with a mobile device, computers with internet access are available for rent in the Departures Lounge (Airside).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Travelex machines which dispense Euros and British Pounds. 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: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – Four baby-change facilities are available, two landside and two airside.

Baggage Porters – Baggage porter service is available at a cost of 12£ for up to 4 bags and 5£ for each additional suitcase. More information on the baggage porter desk in the arrivals hall.

Currency Exchange – Travelex operates locations both Landside and Airside. Hours: Vary depending on the day of the week but open as early as 3:30AM and close as late as 9:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport as well as a small selection of shops such as WH Smith (4 locations), etc. Hours: vary but most operate with flight schedules.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: 3.00 BP, book online

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour concessions available. You will find cafes and restaurants both Landside and Airside. Cafe Ritazza opens the earliest at 3:30PM.
» Landside: Gregg’s
» Airside: nothing is open 24 hours, but there are several food options to choose from.

Games Room – Namco Games offers dance mats, slot machines, air hockey table, soccer machine and more. The Flying Hippo restaurant, located airside, has a child-friendly area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Landside beside WH Smith. Hours: 24 hours a day. Fee: £8 per piece per 24 hours.

Luggage Wrapping – Proect your bags by having their covered in plastic wrap. Cost: 5£ for standard size suitcase; 7.5£ for large suitcase.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – Boots is available according to flight schedules. You can also pre-order baby food (24 hours ahead) and pick it up at the location after security.

Prayer Room – Hours: open 24 hours. Location: Level 2, main terminal building.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside of the terminal. Once you are airside you can smoke in a designated area outside – accessed via Bar 11 (you must be a patron).

Spa Services – AeroSpa offers a variety of spa services. You can book your appointment online to save time. Location: Airside. Hours: unknown.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Newcastle airport is served by the following airlines: easyJet • Aer Lingus • Flybe • British Airways • Thomas Cook Airlines • Jet2 • KLM • TUIFly • Air France • Ryanair • Emirates • Eurowings.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Newcastle Airport is well connected to the local bus system. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Nexus website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite, on the ground floor opposite Domestic Arrivals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent and National.


Tyne and Wear Metro light rail system links the airport to stops at Haymarket, Monument and Central Station in Newcastle city center, and a metro stop in Sunderland. Trains depart every 12 minutes between 5:44AM – 11:58PM, with a one-way journey time of 25 minutes between the airport and Newcastle city center. Connections to long-distance trains on the North East rail network are available from Central Station in Newcastle.


Airport Taxis is the official taxi service provider for Newcastle Airport, and the only taxi company authorized to pick up and drop off passengers directly outside of the airport terminal. Taxis can be booked at the service desk located near the Domestic Arrivals area, or at the taxi rank in front of the terminal. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.