There are many modes of transport you can use to get to / from the Port of Tyne’s International Passenger Terminal, namely road, rail, buses, and flights.

Please refer to the information provided below :


The secure car park is open 07:00-20:00 daily and is just minutes’walk from the International Passenger Terminal.

Parking is free for the first 4 hours, then charged at £12 per 24 hours from your arrival. However if you are a cruise passenger it is advisable to check with your cruise line in case they have negotiated special rates. Directions to the Passenger Terminal are available to download.

Lost tickets will be charged at £15 per day.

Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit/debit card upon return at pay stations located within the terminal itself and next to the car park.

It is not possible to reserve or pre pay for car parking.

DFDS Amsterdam Mini Cruise Example:

Day 1 - Arrive in car park at 3pm
Day 2 - In Amsterdam
Day 3 - Leave car park at 11am
Parking cost - £24 (44 hours)


By Road:

If you are going to get to the Port of Tyne’ International Passenger Terminal by road , follow the signs northbound on the A19. For directions our address is Cobledene, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6EE. You can contact the Terminal on +44 (0)191 257 1373 should you have any problem.


By Rail (Newcastle Central Station):

Newcastle railway station is located to the South of the city centre and is easily accessible from across the UK. Once there, you can get a taxi which would cost around £15. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes by car/taxi.

Consult your cruise company as they may be providing a shuttle bus. You can take advantage of the DFDS Seaways transfer bus which runs between Central Station and the port itself (see information below on DFDS Seaways Bus).


By Air:

The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport which lies to the North West of Newcastle upon Tyne. It offers flights to and from regional airports around the UK and is around 14 miles away from the port. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes by car/taxi.

The airport is connected on the Metro route that serves Newcastle which gets you even closer to the port, though there’s either a short taxi ride or a bit of a walk to get to the terminal.


By Metro:

The International Ferry Terminal is approximately 9 miles (14 ½ km) to the East of Newcastle. If you are travelling at other times of day, then you can get the Metro to Northumberland Park, Percy Main or North Shields Stations and catch Go North East bus 19 connections from there to Royal Quays Shopping Outlet, which is near to the Ferry Terminal. Percy Main is the closest Metro station to the Ferry Terminal (20 minutes walk), although it is better to take the bus connection from here if you have luggage. The 19 bus timetable and route map can be viewed here:


DFDS Seaways Bus:

DFDS provides a shuttle bus from Newcastle Bewick Street (Opposite Newcastle Central Station) to the Port of Tyne’s International Passenger Terminal and back. There are two DFDS Seaways bus departures for each sailing; the first one leaves at 2.45pm and the second leaves at 3.45pm, 1 hour 15 minutes before departure. The journey takes between 20 – 30 minutes, depending on traffic and costs from £3.80 per person each way. You can book in advance or pay the driver when you board. The bus service is available to both DFDS and non-DFDS passengers.


Free shuttle for cruise passengers:

A free shuttle bus is normally provided for all passengers and crew on cruise ship transit calls (Not including the DFDS Amsterdam ferry). The shuttle bus calls at Royal Quays Shopping Centre and drops off at Tynemouth Metro station. Departures are every half-hour from 1 hour after the cruise ship arrival, with the last departure from Tynemouth at 5pm. From Tynemouth Station, passengers can access any part of the Metro network, including Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Shields. An all-zone day ticket on the Metro costs £4.60 and can be bought from the machines in the station. The beautiful North Tyneside Coast, including Tynemouth Priory and Longsands beach, is also a short walk from the bus drop-off point. Please check with your cruise holiday provider for more details.


By Taxi:

There is a taxi rank outside the International Passenger Terminal. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get to Newcastle Central Station and typically costs between £12 and £15. 

Blueline Taxis offer a taxi service and can be booked on arrival at the Terminal or alternatively via their website or by calling +44 (0)191 262 6666.


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