Throughout the rest of the year it is easier to grab a bargain deal on your flight, although the following seasonal events can create fluctuations in prices: October’s International Craft Beer Festival, March’s Newcastle under Lyme music festival and the Christmas to New Year holidays.
There are several different transport options you can take to travel into the city. The most convenient is the train, which runs for the most part of the day. The Green Line departs from the airport itself. Buses are also available, with the X77, X78 or X79 serving the city centre. Taxis are also available from the terminal, as are car hire companies, with the latter being particularly useful if you are looking to visit the surrounding area or journey on into Scotland.
Newcastle is a small compact city – aside from the odd taxi all you really need is your walking shoes and a little energy!
There are Metro, train and bus options should you need them, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing bus that visits all the main city attractions.
At the heart of the city the Gateshead Quays showcase the famous Tyneside Bridge. This wonderfully regenerated area is now a highly successful cultural quarter complete with art exhibitions and stunning architecture.
While Newcastle is known for its shopping and nightlife, travel beyond the city to find an equally unrivalled experience of history. Hadrian's Wall, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is testament to the events that have formed both England and Scotland’s identity.
Another iconic structure, rather more modern, can be seen at the Angel of the North. Commissioned in 1998, the Angel has become a symbol of Newcastle’s regeneration.
If you can avoid flying at the weekend you may be able to secure a cheaper flight. Weekend flights generally tend to be more expensive but, especially on match days for Newcastle United, visiting fans can also push air fares up.