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Ferries & Cruises


Newcastle's international ferry terminal is situated in North Shields - 8 miles from the city centre.

International Passenger Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields NE29 6EE

There is a daily direct vehicle and passenger ferry service to Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) operated by DFDS Seaways.


A dedicated bus service to Newcastle Central Station is timetabled to connect with the daily morning arrival and evening sailing.

Cruise liners also call in to Newcastle at a neighbouring terminal.

Cross Tyne:

A local foot passenger-only ferry connects North & South Shields. It has its own dedicated landing quays. It is part of the Metro fare zone system, but there is a 10 minute walk to the nearest stations at either end.


River Tyne Cruises.
You can get a unique perspective of Tyneside by taking a trip along the River Tyne.

Boats operated by River Escapes leave from Newcastle Quayside near the Millennium Bridge.

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