Above map points out the Newcastle terminal
Newcastle terminal, North Shields
International Passenger Terminal
Tyne & Wear
Getting to the terminal by car
From Newcastle City Center. 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 to the terminal by bus
Newcastle Central Station is about 20 minutes by bus from the port. A DFDS transfer bus leaves from Newcastle Bewick Street (opposite Central Station) before each sailing.
There are two DFDS bus departures for each sailing; The first departure is at 14:45 and the second 15:45, one hour 15 minutes before departure. Pre-purchase a bus ticket online when booking your cruise, or when you board.
See more information about transfer bus here
Getting to the terminal by train
With regular train services from major cities across the UK, Newcastle is within easy reach. For train times and fares please visit Nationalrail here
Getting to the terminal by Metro
There are 60 Metro stations throughout Tyne & Wear including Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle Central Station. Take the yellow line to Percy Main station. The terminal is a 15-20 minute walk. Do not alight at North Shields as this is not the nearest station. Visit the
Metro website for further information and timetables.
Getting to the terminal by taxi
You can book a taxi online with DFDS preferred taxi provider East Coast Taxis here
The car park at North Shields is operated by Port of Tyne. On arrival, follow the signs for the secure car park, which is located on the right hand side as you drive down the road. From here the International Passenger Terminal is only a short walk. If you need to drop people and luggage off first, do this directly outside the terminal before entering the car park.