Durham Tees Valley Airport Taxi and Transfer Services
Durham Tees Valley Airport Taxis
An important centre for heavy industry, Teesside once comprised the North-Eastern towns of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Billingham, although since the 1970s it has been absorbed into the larger county of Cleveland. It is home to the thriving Teesside University, Premier League Football Club, Middlesbrough FC, and the renowned Redcar race course. Durham Tees Valley Airport is just 6 miles from the thriving town of Darlington and less than 50 miles from the cities of Durham, Newcastle and York.
Economy and luxury taxis
A wide variety of Durham Tees Valley Airport taxis provide four seater taxis, people carriers, 16-seat mini-buses and luxury cars. Taxis pick up and drop off from outside the terminal building with particular companies offering a meet and greet service and champagne service. The airport is served by both taxi and private hire/ mini-cab companies.
Taxis are licensed vehicles that can be taken from the rank, flagged down from the street or pre-booked whereas private hire/ mini cab vehicles are only licensed to be booked in advance through an operator. It is worth noting that it can be hard to get a taxi from the rank outside the airport at peak times without booking. It will also almost always be cheaper to pre-book your vehicle before you travel instead of paying by the meter.
Most taxi firms serving the airport offer a good variety of economy taxis including saloon cars, estates, people carriers and minibuses. The smallest taxis will seat up to four people or three with luggage. Prices will vary depending on the size, usually regardless of how many people are using the vehicle. On average expect to pay £30 – £40.00 more for a people carrier or minibus than for a saloon taxi. Economy taxis don’t tend to come with any added extras although some firms will offer baby and booster seats for children on request.
Luxury chauffeur services are generally charged at an hourly rate and are popular with business people wanting to make a good first impression and to travel to their destination in comfort or style, or with people coming to Teesside for a special celebration. Typical luxury cars include S and E-Class Mercedes, Bentleys or Limousines. Prices vary depending on the type of car, the length of travel and any added extras (e.g. champagne) A business travel service in an E-Class Mercedes, for example, is likely to cost around £35.00 per hour. Some Durham Tees Valley Airport taxis also offer day hire with a driver for business people making several stops in a day.
Taxi fares from Durham to Durham Tees Valley Airport*
Despite its name, Durham Tees Valley Airport is approximately 25 miles away from the historic city of Durham and actually resides closer to Middlesbrough and Darlington. To give you an idea of how much a transfer from Durham City to the Durham Tees Valley Airport will cost you, take a look at the table below:
Estimated taxi fares: Durham to Durham Tees Valley Airport
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 3 passengers)||£50||£95-£105|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£60||£110|
|Executive Car (up to 3 passengers)||£79||£155|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£75||£140|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£105||£185|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£95||£175|
|16 Seater Minibus
(12 or 16 passengers, depending on luggage)
* Please note that these prices are only estimates. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.
Pick up and Drop off/Taxi rank at Durham Tees Valley Airport
Taxis usually pick up from the dedicated spot in the main car park just in front of the main terminal building. Most taxi firms will incorporate airport parking into their fares if it’s applicable, although the first 3 hours are free, so there shouldn’t be an issue! Luxury companies offer a meet and greet service which means they will park the car and meet passengers in person when their plane lands.
Where to go from Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley Airport is the gateway to Teesside, well placed for a number of popular attractions in and around the borough.
The historic town of Durham is 25 miles north of the airport and has a number of notable sites including Durham Cathedral (set of the recent Harry Potter films) and Durham Castle (open to the public whilst also home to over 100 students as part of Durham University’s collegiate system) An average taxi journey to the centre of Durham will take 37 minutes and will cost between £65 and £70.
Redcar racecourse is 22 miles away from the airport and approximately a 39 minute taxi ride, although the journey is likely to take longer on race days. The racecourse offers 19 days of action packed racing between April and October, including the Tote Zetland Gold Cup. Expect to pay up to £70 for a taxi for up to four people to the course.
Beamish – the Living Museum of the North – is a working museum which recreates the way people in the north lived during the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is located in County Durham, 34.8 miles from the airport and a 46 minute drive costing around £70 for a one-way saloon taxi.
Middlesbrough Football Club has its home at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, just 12 miles from the airport. A taxi from the airport to the stadium for up to four people will cost between £30 and £35.00. Be sure to book one well in advance on match days.
The town of Darlington is home to the popular Railway Centre and Museum as well as Darlington Football Club, an art trail and the surrounding Darlington countryside. A taxi for four to the centre of Darlington (6 miles from the airport) will cost in the region of £20.00
Other taxi services
Other taxi services are available for lifts to or from Durham Tees Valley Airport, if the taxi companies at the top of this page do not appeal to you, why not head over to our Newcastle Airport Guide and take a look at our Newcastle Airport Taxi providers who will be happy to provide quotes for your Durham Tees Valley trip.