Also known as Durham Tees Valley, Teesside airport is a regional hub for a number of European destinations. Whether youve arrived from within the UK or further afield, its good to know that you have onward travel options. Our tips for further travel also include guides for drivers heading to pick you up.
Driving to Teesside airport
At 25 miles south of Durham, Teesside airport is actually much closer to Darlington. Its not far from the A1(M), so whether youre driving there from the north or south the terminal is easy to find. Check the main details of your route below:
- From the west You can either take the M62 east to the A1(M) and join it there, or head north first via the M6 and A66. Follow the road via the A1(M) and A66(M), and when it becomes the A67 youll start seeing signs for the airport.
- From the north Starting from the Newcastle area, its an almost straight trip south down the A1(M). Exit at junction 60 and take the quicker back roads down to the airport - itll be signposted.
- From the south As the A1(M) travels quite far down and links with the M1 and other motorways, its easy to access the airport from as south as London. Follow the above instructions from the A1(M) as if you were driving in from the west.
Drivers with a sat nav can put the postcode in - DL2 1LU - to get more customised directions from their starting point.
For more detailed directions to Teesside airport, head to our directions page. Theres also a map provided below so you can see where youre going.
Teesside airport: parking
Theres a special drop-off and pick-up point, separately to the car parks, at the side of the terminal building. You can also make use of the Short-Stay car park round the front, as the first 15 minutes are free. Extra time at the Short-Stay is charged in smaller increments than at other airports, as youll see below:
- 16 to 20 minutes £1
- 21 to 30 minutes £1.50
- 31 to 45 minutes £2
- Up to one hour £3
- Up to two hours £6
- Up to four hours £10
- Up to 12 hours £15
- Up to 24 hours £22
*Prices shown correct as of August 27, 2013.
Public transport from Teesside airport
If there isnt anyone about to come and pick you up, theres no need to worry - Teesside airport has a number of onward public transport links. With quick and easy connections to major cities, youll be on your way in no time.
All of these public transport options are available from Teesside airport:
- Train. Teesside airport station is one of the least served but it does connect to two major cities. Only two trains a week call here - and theyre both on a Sunday. If youre lucky enough to have your arrival time line up with a train departure, you can get to Newcastle in one direction and Darlington in the other. Darlington station itself, accessible by taxi or bus, is a better bet.
- Bus and coach. The airport is served by regular regional buses, with city connections to National Express coaches for longer journeys. Buses go to Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesborough. From any of those, you can get a coach to Manchester, Milton Keynes or even London.
- TaxiMore than 100 taxi companies operate to and from Teesside airport and the surrounding area. A taxi to Darlington, for example, will cost around £10.