We understand that it can be a daunting experience travelling from around the world to get here. For some of you it will be the first time you are visiting the UK.
The University provides an Airport Arrival Service for new students arriving at Newcastle International Airport (NCL) to put you at ease for when you arrive. Our Arrivals team will help you arrange transport from Newcastle International Airport to your chosen accommodation.
Please note that the Arrival Service is only available on certain dates and times and is only available to new students.
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak you may be required to quarantine depending on where you are travelling from. The current list of the countries that can travel to England without being required to quarantine can be found on the GOV.UK Travel Corridors website.
Please note that the rules around quarantine may change by the time you travel therefore please ensure you keep referring to the above website right up until you are due to travel.
To apply for the Airport Arrival Service please fill in your details on our Airport Arrival Application Form, then click the submit button. Once you have submitted your form, our Arrival Team will email you to confirm your booking.
You will then receive a second confirmation email at least three days before your arrival, this will explain your transport details.
If you are arriving on the below dates between the hours of 09:00 am – 17:00, we will provide you with a free arrival service. You will be transported to your accommodation safely by coach or taxi. Confirmation around this will be sent to you 48 hours before you are due to travel.
Saturday 16th January 2021
Sunday 17th January 2021
Saturday 23rd January 2021
Sunday 24th January 2021
Saturday 20th February 2021
Sunday 21st February 2021
If you arrive at Newcastle Airport without submitting an application or you arrive outside the designated dates and times of the Airport Pick-Up Service, you will need to arrange your own transport to Sunderland.
Newcastle International Airport is located approximately 20 miles (32km) north of Sunderland and there's a variety of different ways to get to Sunderland.
If you are arriving on the above dates between the hours of 09:00am – 17:00pm, we will provide you with a free arrival service. You will be transported to your accommodation safely by coach or taxi. Confirmation around this will be sent to you 48 hours before you are due to travel.
If you would like a private taxi to take you from the airport to your accommodation, it will cost you approx £50, however once you have submitted your form we will be able to provide you with an estimated cost from our Airport taxi provider. Alternatively, you can choose to use the local Tyne & Wear Metro service that runs direct from Newcastle Airport into various locations within Sunderland at a cost of approx £3.50