This may sound really silly, but how do I get from Newcastle Airport to Durham? I'm assuming that there will be buses, trains and taxis. I would love to take a taxi, but I'm not sure if it can fit all my luggage.
Will it be able to hold 4 suitcases? (Samsonite Oysters) + my Mum and I.
Oh, and how much should the journey cost?
I can't imagine taking a bus or train with this amount of luggage, yet if its going to cost zillions just to take a taxi, I may well have to settle for those options.
I read it costs about £25 for a taxi from newcastle to durham after a night out, well if its a normal black cab then i would guess ur cases will fit in quite easily, i wouldnt go on the bus, but the train may be possible as there might be people to help you if ur lucky
Taxi is your best bet I think. If you phone in advance to let them know how much luggage you'll have, they should be able to sort out an estate or something. At a guess I think you're looking at £30 or so since the airport is bit outside of Newcastle proper.
Train might be do-able if you and you mum are ok with the luggage. There's a direct metro from the airport to Newcastle Central but as far as I can remember there isn't a lift at the station which makes it very difficult to get to the platform level. It would def be cheaper though (about £5 each to get to Durham plus another £3 for a taxi from the station to college).
Thanks so much for the advice!
I'm okay with 30-40 pounds for a taxi. After paying so much for airfare and lodging, I'd do anything to get to college in one piece, without having to suffer too much. Plus, since we're not very strong and we're unfamiliar with the place, I think taxis are the best bet.
Do you have any numbers I can call and do they levy surcharges for calling? Or will there be some kind of taxi stand there?
Thanks once again.
we crammed my luggage (think big) and 2 others lot into a taxi in ibiza, along with us 3, and we were fine. If all else fails try ur charm with the cabby 'oh ur a big man, im only weak and girly heehee!' if ur lucky he'll carry it up to ur room for u!
As some one who recently took a taxi from Newcastle Airport, I can tell you that you would certainly fit a lot of luggage in the boot/back of the cab. It can easily fit what you require. Also, there is a taxi rank just outside the arrivals lounge after you come through customs etc. This is naturally a 24hr service and there is a kinda "marshall" bloke who radios certain taxis to come if you need a larger one and none are available at the rank.
However, bear in mind that this is going to cost you the thick end of £60 to get to Durham. Ok, that's maybe a bit too much, perhaps £50, but I doubt any less.
You could always get the Metro (like an underground/tube thing) from the Airport to Newcastle Central Station, then, having gotten off the metro, get the lift (2 trips perhaps) up to the railway station, and if you phone ahead (will PM you telephone number if you want it), they will get someone to meet you to help with your luggage. then you could always take the train to Durham (about £7 in total per person so far), and get a taxi from Durham station to college.
Just to say we all think ure preety flo!
Were cramming all our stuff into a ford fiesta. Not sure if it can be done yet. With my mum's driving im certainly sitting amongst the duvets and pillows though!
just wondering if any southerners are planning to fly home at the end of term.. its just im looking in to it. As its only slightly more expensive than the train and a darn sight easier..
£60 for a taxi from Newcastle airport sounds too expensive, wonder if that's only if you use a taxi from the airport as opposed to booking one in advance
would say £40 maximum though
Pratt's is the biggest taxi firm in Durham - 0191 386 0700 or 0191 386 4040
cheapest way is to take an airplane. shop around. only if newcastle airport flies there and durham have an airport.
this is a relevant thread,
i wud be arriving @ Newcastle airport on the 28th morning
is there a plane that goes from newcastle to durham?
if not, is the metro close enuff?
pls. help me with this one....
im transitting in dubai as well...