Public transport

A dedicated website Traveline can help you identify which services will be the best for you on your visit.

Metro

All Metro stations are accessible by level access, ramps or lifts. There are also low floor buses with powered or manual ramps for easy access and dedicated wheelchair space. The Shields Ferry connects North Shields and South Shields. Please view our metro map to find your nearest metro.

How to get here

By car

Travelling from the north on the A1, take the A19 (Tyne Tunnel) and follow the signs to either the A191 (Whitley Bay) or the A1058 (Tynemouth). From the south on the A1 take the A194 and then the A19 (Tyne Tunnel). Once through the Tyne Tunnel take the A1058 towards Tynemouth. There is a toll payable at the Tyne Tunnel. If you haven't visited the area in a while, you may not be aware that there are now two tunnels, resulting in considerably faster journey times. To plan where you might park please use our parking map

By air

Newcastle International Airport is around 30 minutes away by car. There is a Metro Station too - the journey time to the coast is around 45 minutes (change at South Gosforth).

By rail

Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast Mainline with regular services to and from London, Edinburgh, York and beyond. Take the Metro to the coast or hop in a taxi.

By cycle

If you're doing the Sea to Sea or North Sea click the links for further information. You can also visit the Sustrans website.

By coach

National Express coaches have a pick-up / drop-off point on Park Avenue in Whitley Bay.

By sea

DFDS Seaways operate a daily service to and from Ijmuiden - the port of Amsterdam - and the Port of Tyne in North Shields is where the ferries arrive. A short taxi or Metro (Percy Main, 20 minutes walk) journey takes passengers to local accommodation or attractions like Royal Quays Outlet Centre (walking distance), Tynemouth village, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum or local accommodation. The Port also welcomes many cruise ships from around the world every year. Taxi services are available at the Port on arrival or you can call ahead for other transfer services. Within walking distance of the Port you'll find Royal Quays Outlet Centre, Brewer's Fayre pub, Star Bowl, and a place to stay - Premier Inn.