|Most popular in||September||High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||R9 122||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||R159 556||From Johannesburg to Newcastle upon Tyne|
The price of flight tickets don’t fluctuate too much across the year, although the cheapest flights to Newcastle are predominantly from January to late April. You might find the occasional bargain moving into May, although you’ll need to secure your flights early to ensure you find cheap prices. Whether you’re visiting for an event or just for a summer break, you’ll want to make sure you secure your flight tickets at least two months in advance. That said, if you can be flexible with your dates, then you’ll drastically improve your chances of finding the cheapest flights to Newcastle. It can be worth trying to avoid weekend flights as prices can be more expensive, but also due to the popularity of football you might find transport a bit more chaotic if you arrive on a game day.
The peak season in Newcastle stretches from early June to late September, when the weather is warm and drier. Due to this, you’ll find that cheap flights to Newcastle are harder to come by, although with a bit of forward thinking you can still secure great deals on your flight tickets. October sees the International Craft Beer Festival, which has over 50 leading craft breweries from all around the world. The middle of March also hosts the annual Newcastle under Lyme festival, which is a fantastic 3-day event boasting budding new musical and acting talent. You’ll also find several events taking place across June to August that make the most of the summer sun. If you fancy avoiding the hustle and bustle of the summer tourism, then aim to visit from April to May or September to October for the spring and autumn seasons. The weather can be warm and dry for the most part, although expect some rainy moments. You’ll also find cheap flights to Newcastle easier to come by during these shoulder seasons.
January to early March sees a lot of rain and cold temperatures engulf Newcastle, so tourism is at its lowest. Thanks to this, you’ll find the cheapest flights to Newcastle over the winter months, although you’ll find there isn’t a great deal to do outdoors. That said, there are several museums and indoor activities you can look into for a great vacation for a cheaper price.
Flights from London to Newcastle: 1 hours 10 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle: 1 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle: 50 minutes.
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle: 1 hours 05 minutes.
British Airways and easyJet are the two major airlines that provide cheap flights to Newcastle. From the two, easyJet will more than likely offer the cheapest flights to Newcastle, however you can expect the level of comfort to be slightly lower than British Airways. If you’re happy to spend a little extra money, then flying with British Airways also gives you the bonus of complimentary food and drink onboard. However, for the very short flight duration, you might not be able to take full advantage of this. Ultimately deciding who to fly with will come down to your own preference or to whoever provides the cheapest flight tickets. Once you’ve decided on an estimated date, you can compare them together to see who offers you the best value for money.
There are several different transport options you can take to travel the 8 mile distance between the airport and the centre, one of the most popular being the train. The Green Line will take you to and from the airport itself and the train operates for the best part of all day. If you decide the train isn’t for you, then you can jump on the X77, X78 or X79 buses. These all go to the centre and you can find them at bus stop B6918. Another option is to get an official taxi from outside of the airport. These are more expensive than the bus or train, but they can hold upto 5 passengers, so splitting the fare can make it more worthwhile. Lastly you could use the Uber service. These are similar to taxi’s although they are usually cheaper and you’ll need to download the Uber app for your smartphone to order one.