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Airport Arrival Service

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.

How to Apply

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.

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Arrival Dates

Our Airport Arrival Service will be operating between 9.00am - 17.00pm across the following dates:

  • 16th September
  • 17th September
  • 18th September
  • 15th October
  • 16th October

Arriving outside the Airport Arrival Service dates and times

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.

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Costs

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