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Durham Tees Valley Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at Durham Tees Valley Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange on-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Durham Tees Valley Airport Parking.

Durham Tees Valley Airport Parking will store your car at the airport’s on-site secure car park which is within walking distance of the terminal building.

Durham Tees Valley Airport is situated about 5½ miles southeast of Darlington, 10 miles southwest of Middlesbrough and 24 miles south of Durham and is easily accessible by car. The airport is located on the A67 and can be accessed from several major roads including the A1(M), A19 and the A66.

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Parking Services at Durham Tees Valley Airport

At Durham Tees Valley Airport, Purple Parking offers a Park and Ride service operated by:

With this Park & Ride service, simply drive yourself to Durham Tees Valley Airport’s car park which is located right in front of the terminal building. Once you have parked make your way to the terminal. On your return, simply walk back to the car park and collect your car.

Facilities at Durham Tees Valley Airport

At Durham Tees Valley Airport, every effort is made to accommodate all passengers' needs and requirements. If travelling with children there is an unsupervised play area in the terminal, on airside and also entertainment centre specialists Serendipity have two locations within the terminal. One is in the main concourse and the other is in the departure lounge adjacent to the Alpha Airport Shopping. For business travellers, fax, phone and photocopying facilities are available at the information desk on request. Durham Tees Valley Airport has also introduced WiFi access and it is now possible to access the Internet wirelessly at the airport. Internet access is provided by The Cloud, Europe's leading WiFi network operator. For those with special needs, an Ambulift is available on request for assistance with boarding and alighting from the aircraft. The information desk also as a hard of hearing induction loop fitted for passengers with hearing aids.

The nearest off-airport railway station is Darlington, which is about 7 miles away. It is possible to get to the station from the airport via bus or taxi. Nearby Stockton-on-Tees has two railway stations: Stockton station and Thornaby station. These stations offer services to Manchester airport and Manchester Piccadilly, and Middlesbrough and Newcastle also. There are regular bus services between Durham Tees Valley Airport and Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Yarm which are operated by Arriva. If you prefer to travel by coach National Express stop in Darlington, Durham, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough and all of these locations offer connecting National Express services to Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes and London Marble Arch.

About Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport is one of the UK's smaller airports but it is rapidly expanding, and a number of scheduled and charter flights are operated from there.

  • Despite being one of the smaller airports in the country, Durham Tees Valley Airport still handles over a million passengers a year.
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
  • The airport recently changed its name from Teesside Airport as part of a three-year extensive redevelopment plan.

The History of Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport was originally known as Middleton-St-George and was used as a World War II RAF bomber base from 1941.

The airport continued to operate in a military capacity even after the war had ended when it was used by the RAF for training purposes.

The RAF decided to develop the site and work on the airport runway and the adjacent buildings commenced in 1957. In 1963 however, after this work was completed the RAF decided to dispense with use of the site for its squadrons and all operations ceased. The local authorities could see the potential of the site however, and after the RAF vacated the location on 17th April 1964, plans for civil usage were formulated. Subsequently, considerable redevelopments took place, with the construction of a passenger terminal and airport hotel heading the agenda. Work on these improvements was completed in 1966 and the new terminal was opened by Queen Margaritha of Sweden. The first scheduled flight from Teesside International Airport was to Manchester, and since then the airport has continued to expand and develop.

A new bus service, the Sky Express was introduced in May 2005, connecting the airport with Darlington's train station and town centre and this is operated by Arriva North-East.

The airport is also the base for the Great North Air Ambulance's three helicopters which covers much of the North East of England and North Yorkshire.

On September 14 2006, the airport suffered a blow when its biggest operating airline bmibaby announced it was intending to cancel all services from Durham Tees Valley Airport by the beginning of November. This would have left the airport with significantly less scheduled services but fortunately, less than a month later Flyglobespan announced that they were planning to base two aircraft at the airport from next summer, which would provide services to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma. Also Ryanair have announced a new route to Barcelona Girona from early next year.