Newcastle Airport Duty Free

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About Newcastle Airport (NCL)

Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8BZ
City: Newcastle
United Kingdom
0871 882 1121
Arrivals: Newcastle Airport (NCL) Arrivals
Departures: Newcastle Airport (NCL) Departures
55.03749847, -1.691669941
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Newcastle Airport (IATA: NCL, ICAO: EGNT), is an airport serving the Newcastle area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what Newcastle Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 19 shops, 0 cafes, and 1 restaurants at Newcastle Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It is the primary airport of NE England and has one 2,329 meter asphalt runway where 50,688 aircraft movements took place in 2019. In addition to freight, mail and corporate flights, over 5 million passengers passed through the terminal doors in 2019.

NCL began as a grass runway with a hanger in 1935, but in 1967, a new runway and terminal were constructed, as well as a new air traffic control tower. By the 1970s, almost a million passengers passed through the gates, and by the 2000s, it was time for a renovated terminal to handle the 5 million-plus travelers using the airport. It has both seasonal and regularly scheduled flights, including a non-stop to Dubai.

There are several parking options for travelers, like long- and short-term parking and premium parking in a secure parking facility and courtesy parking. Travel to and from the airport can be found on the metro or by rental cars.

How far away is Newcastle Airport from from the centre of Newcastle?

It takes approximately 13 mins to drive the 6.5 mi (10.5 kilometres) between the centre of Newcastle and Newcastle Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside NCL airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at Newcastle Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Newcastle Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Newcastle Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 1 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 19 different shops around Newcastle Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Newcastle Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Newcastle Airport include:

(C) Cabin
Bar 11
Burger King
Caffe Ritazza
  • Before & after security
Cuba Lily
Dixons Travel
Flying Hippo
  • Before security
JD Sports
Marks and Spencer
  • Before security
Pita & Brew
The Beer House
Upper Crust
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Duty Free Allowance at Newcastle Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Newcastle Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Newcastle Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Newcastle Airport Reviews

One of the best airports in the UK for ease of getting through. Friendly staff and wow I love my local airport. Great selection of outlets and also of cafes and a beautiful views comes in at an affordable £2.50. Love it
- Jonathan Winton

Fantastic airport. Cant beat it at all. Services absolutely great. Always up to my expectations and in some cases go way beyond them. Security is quick and very prompt. If you havent used the airport I would highly reccomend it to anyone
- Jonathan Winton

Rubbish variety of shops etc. Long queues everywhere from check-in to security to the toilets. FLY FROM EDINBURGH INSTEAD, it has much much nicer facilities etc. Edinburgh has shorter queues and a nicer and better variety of shops to name a few better things about Edinburgh.
- Goofy99

Use my local airport a lot for work and holidays. I often compare it with others and it's great, security is tight but human and the facilities in the departure lounge are excellent. Perhaps better location of the departure boards would help but overall a nice place to travel from.
- Allen Hurst

I still find Newcastle the best airport in the UK to fly out of. Security is very simple to get through, and with the recent transformation of the inside of the terminal and the addition of better facilities it is definitely a great regional airport with amazing choice for the passengers it serves.
- Jonathan Winton

My last trip from Newcastle to Dubai business class. As expected very smooth check-in, fast track through security and had use of the Aspire plus lounge which needs to learn lessons from Changi and Dubai airports plus the BA lounge at Newcastle for service. Arrival back from Dubai was smooth and trouble free.
- Paul

Brilliant airport. The lounge is absolutely fantastic, and surprisingly, Security, Immigration and Customs do not take that long, which is really good. The terminal facilities are just beyond words, as they are really really good. The food at the airport is really nice/good too.
- Adam Tinning

My home airport - i know where everything is and I like it. Plenty of food places - plenty of shops. Good communications - plenty of departure boards. Good sized departure lounges but with the planes getting bigger it was standing room only on our departure. Overall a nice medium sized local airport.
- Allen Hurst

Newcastle is my local airport. It is a brilliant airport and the staff are very friendly. Check in for jet2 was hard to find but it was quick when we found it. Security is fast and there are loads of shops after security. The food in bar11 was a bit burnt but apart from that the airport is great
- Matthew Vincent

Brilliant airport with the friendliest staff around, quick and easy to get through, never gets too busy even in the summer time.
- Charlie Delap
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