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Newcastle (International Ferry Terminal, North Shields)

DFDS Seaways sail from the International Ferry Terminal in North Shields, located just outside Newcastle city centre to Ijmuiden (near Amsterdam) in The Netherlands.

DFDS Seaways' cruise ferries sail from the International Ferry Terminal in North Shields.  Located just outside of Newcastle city centre, Amsterdam, and continental Europe are served by ferries from Newcastle.

Facilities at the port include:

  • Café
  • Bureau de Change
  • Car Park
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • DFDS Seaways office
  • Arcade Games
  • Vending Machine
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities

Other facilities nearby:

  • Shopping Centre
  • Swimming Pool

Newcastle ferry terminal

Getting to there

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: Drivers approaching from the South should allow extra time during the summer months when the tunnel can be extremely busy.

Getting there by bus

Newcastle Central Station is about 20 minutes by bus from the port.  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.

From only £3 per person each way, you can ride the DFDS Seaways Bus from Newcastle Central Station to the International Ferry Terminal (and back). The easy way to get to your cruise ferry.

Getting to Newcastle by train

With regular train services from major cities across the UK, Newcastle is within easy reach. For train times and fares please visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Newcastle centre to Ferry Terminal by Metro take the Tyne & Wear Metro to Percy Main; do not alight at North Shields as this is not the nearest station. For more information visit: www.tyneandwearmetro.co.uk