Newcastle ferry port in England connects you with Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) in Holland with a choice of up to 7 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Newcastle to Amsterdam crossing is from 15 hours 45 minutes and the crossing is operated by DFDS Seaways.
Sitting on the banks of the River Tyne, passenger ferries from Newcastle have been leaving this north eastern port for over 100 years. If you want to catch the ferry to Holland services leave from the international Passenger Terminal in North Shields, with the cargo docks situated on the opposite bank in South Shields.
This area of North East England is a spot of exquisite beauty and is home to a selection of World Heritage Sites. These include Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle. Also, in 120 AD the Romans founded Fort Arbeia in the South Shields area, it has been partially reconstructed and a must visit whilst in the area.
Catching the Newcastle ferry is smooth and simple with the Port of Tyne being awarded the accolade of ‘Port of the Year’ in 2014 by the National Transport Awards. Getting to the port for your journey from Newcastle to Amsterdam is straightforward with a number of transport links. Percy Main Metro Station is just a 15 minute walk from the port and the main train station, Newcastle Central, is only 20 minutes away on the regular bus service.
Arriving by car? If you are coming from the north, follow the A1/A19 towards North Shields A187. From the south, follow the A19/A194 (M) and turn east along the A187.
From the west follow signs to the City, & then signs for coast which leads to the A1058. Follow signs to ferries & North Sea, which leads to the Royal Quays.
From both the north & south follow A19 to Tyne Tunnel roundabout which is north of the River Tyne and then follow signs to ferries & North Sea, which leads to the Royal Quays.
Newcastle Central station is the main train station and is well connected with the rest of the UK. There is a connecting bus service to the ferry terminal that departs 2 hours 20 minutes, and 1 hour 15 minutes prior to each sailing.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Newcastle Central or trains to Newcastle pages.
There are short and long term car parking facilities outside of the main ferry terminal.
Approximate daily cost is £12. The Newcastle port car park opens 2 hours before departure.
Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 6EE
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