Teesside Airport Taxis and Transfer Services

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Estimated taxi fares: Durham to Teesside Airport

Tees Valley airport isn't, as you may think, in Durham. It's situated 50 miles away, between Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees. Home to the thriving Teesside University, it also hosts the Premier League Football Club, Middlesbrough FC, and the renowned Redcar Racecourse.

Because the airport is a little further out, it's worth booking a cab to get you from Teesside Airport to the heart of Durham on time.

Vehicle Single Trip Return Trip
Saloon Car (up to 3 passengers) £64 £115/130
Estate Car (up to 4 passengers) £94 £192
Executive Car (up to 4 passengers) £120 £240
People Carrier (up to 6 passengers) £79 £160
Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers) £149 £302
8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers) £114 £260
16 Seater Minibus (12 or 16 passengers, depending on luggage) £180 £380

* Please note: 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.

Which type of taxi would suit me, economy and executive taxis?

someone getting a taxi

A wide variety of Teesside 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/minicab 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 £40 - £50 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 £70 per hour. Some Teesside Airport taxis also offer day hire with a driver for business people making several stops in a day.


Where is the taxi rank at Teesside Airport - Pick up and Drop off?

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.

For a full list of services and where the amenities you'll need are, take a look at our terminal page

What can I visit from Teesside Airport?

Teesside Airport is the gateway to Teesside, well placed for a number of popular attractions in and around the borough. For more advice on planning your trip to and around the Teeside airport, see our planning your trip section.



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)

Distance from Teesside Airport: 25 miles & 40 minutes by car
Teesside Airport Taxis - Redcar racecourse

Redcar racecourse

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.

Distance from Teesside Airport: 19 miles & 32 minutes by car
Teesside Airport Taxis - Beamish


It's the Living Museum of the North - is a working museum that recreates the way people in the north lived during the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is located in County Durham.

Distance from Teesside Airport: 34 miles & 46 minutes by car
Photo credit: Ed Webster
Teesside Airport Taxis - Middlesbrough Football Club

Middlesbrough Football Club

Middlesbrough Football Club has its home at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. It's the perfect place to visit with both family and friends!

Distance from Teesside Airport: 12 miles & 18 minutes by car
Teesside Airport Taxis - Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey

This is another must-see attraction, a neighbour to Teesside Airport. Now owned by English Heritage, it's free to enter the ruins of this 12th Century Abbey. You can imagine the Scots charging into Yorkshire and attacking the Abbey as well as the 1250 refurbishment which the architect may still recognise today.

Distance from Teesside Airport: 25 miles & 35 minutes by car
Teesside Airport Taxis - Darlington


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

Distance from Teesside Airport: 6 miles & 15 minutes by car

Looking for even more to do near Teesside Airport? Take a look at our local directory, a place to find the latest news and events around County Durham.

Other taxi services

Other taxi services are available for lifts to or from Teesside 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 Teesside trip.