Newcastle Ferry Port

Newcastle ferry port is located just outside of the city centre in North Shields, on the North bank of the River Tyne. Operated by DFDS Seaways, there are regular sailings to Amsterdam in Holland from Newcastle, also ideal as an entry point to Europe.

You can reach Newcastle ferry port on the following routes:

Directions To and From Newcastle Ferry Port

Address: International Passenger Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6EE

Getting to Newcastle Ferry Port

By Car

From Newcastle City Centre: Take the A1 towards Morpeth and then the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. On approach to the Tunnel, follow the International Ferry symbol onto the A187 towards North Shields. Continue along this road to the roundabout, take the second exit to the International Ferry Terminal, Royal Quays.

From the North: Head for the Tyne Tunnel via the A19, then follow the directions as above.

From the South: Approach via the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. Once through the Tunnel, join the A187 and proceed as above. Please Note: Allow extra time during the summer months when the tunnel can be extremely busy for passengers driving from the South.

By Train

There are regular services from all over the UK to Newcastle Central Station. From the centre of Newcastle you can take the Metro to the ferry terminal. Alight at Percy Main. Please note do not alight at North Shields as this is not the nearest station to the port.

By Bus

Newcastle Central Station is about 20 minutes by bus from the port. A special DFDS Seaways bus leaves from Newcastle Bewick Street (opposite Central Station) before each sailing and takes you to the International Ferry Terminal (and back). There are two DFDS Seaways bus departures for each sailing; the first one leaves at 14:45 and the second leaves at 15:45, 1 hour 15 minutes before departure. Book in advance or pay the driver when you board.

Newcastle Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

There is a café in the terminal building.

Bureau de Change

A Bureau de Change facility is available.

Disabled Facilities

There is disabled access to the terminal as well as toilets inside the terminal building. ferries offer cabins with wheelchair access.

Parking at Newcastle Ferry Port

Outside the main ferry terminal there is a secure car park, which is payable upon entry by either cash or cheque. Contact 0191 293 6263 for more information.

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