Newcastle Ferry


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Newcastle Routes

Book a ferry to Newcastle with AFerry. Ferries to Newcastle, in England, are available from Holland. You can take a ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam.

Newcastle Ferry Routes

DFDS sail up to 7 crossings per week with a sailing duration of 16 hours 30 minutes for Amsterdam IJmuiden to Newcastle.

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Amsterdam IJmuiden - Newcastle
(DFDS Seaways)
  • Booked: Monday, 24 August 2020
  • Travel: Thursday, 22 July 2021 - Tuesday, 10 August 2021
  • Car + 3
  • Ferries from Newcastle
  • Ferries from Newcastle
  • Ferries from Newcastle

About Newcastle

The city was founded by the Romans. They built the first bridge over the River Tyne and named it Pons Aelius. In the 19th century Newcastle became the forefront of the industrial innovation. Nowadays it is the the forefront of technical innovation, leisure and culture.

Angel of the North
Angel of the North
Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Wander down to the transformed waterfront, the Quayside, now lined with stylish hotels, designer bars, restaurants and public art. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a work of art in itself, arches across the Tyne to link the City to Gateshead Quays and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Newcastle Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Newcastle are operated by DFDS. When you search for a ferry to Newcastle, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Hull and Ramsgate to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Drive on and drive off on DFDS

Newcastle ferries with DFDS are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Newcastle will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

On board with DFDS

You will find all DFDS Seaways ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and all the on board facilities you could possibly dream of. You can choose from several different cabin types to suit your needs or choose a luxury one if you want to treat yourself. On board you will also find up to seven different restaurants offering top class cuisine as well as a number of bars and lounges. If you are travelling with children, you will find different forms of entertainment, treasure hunts and other activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained.

Ferries to and from Newcastle

You will find all DFDS Seaways ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and all the on board facilities you could possibly dream of. You can choose from several different cabin types to suit your needs or choose a luxury one if you want to treat yourself.

Newcastle Port Facilities

The Newcastle ferry terminal offers excellent facilities which include a cafe, Bureau de Change, bar, shop, ticket sales and enquiries, games arcade, hot & cold drinks vending machines, baby changing facilities, disabled access and toilets.

There is an Esso Service Station about a mile to the north in Front Street, Chirton, open 24 hours a day. Outside the main ferry terminal there is a secure car park, which is payable upon entry by either cash or cheque. Contact 0191 293 6263 for more information.

Getting to Newcastle

By car

DFDS Seaways' ships sail from the International Ferry Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields which is situated approximately 8 miles east of Newcastle City Centre and is signposted with the "International Ferry" symbol.

From the City Centre: 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.

Passengers from the North: Head for the Tyne Tunnel via the A19, then follow directions as above. Passengers 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.

By train

Approximately 20 minutes away from the ferry terminal, in Neville Street, you will Newcastle Central station, which is well connected with the rest of the UK.

By bus

There is a connecting bus service (shuttle bus no. 327) to the ferry terminal that departs 2 hours 30 minutes, and 1 hour 30 minutes prior to every ferry sailing. The fare is paid to the driver.

Close to the Central Railway Station you will find Newcastle Coach Station. Here you can take a shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.

Accommodation in Newcastle

If want to stay a little longer in or around Newcastle, visit our accommodation page for the best prices and one of the largest selections of hotels / B&Bs available online!

Newcastle Map

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Port Addresses


Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6EE, United Kingdom


  • 02 Mar 2020
    retun trip
    • upgrade of cabin was a bit exspesive but worth it.

      Review by LARRY BANE

  • 14 Dec 2019
    Easy Travelling
    • Would have given 5 stars but the cabin was uncomfortabley warm and could not regulate it. Booking and checking in was straight forward and easy although a signpost to direct you to the queueing area at Amsterdam would have been appreciated. The ship was immaculately clean and the cabin was well laid out and spacious enough. Good shower. The ship is superbly managed. Food and drinks are somewhat expensive but they are good. I think the price we paid for the crossing was excellent (£141 for our camper) and would definitely use this service again.

      Review by JAMES INGLIS

  • 29 Sep 2019
    Newcastle to Ijmuiden and return
    • While the ferry was uneventfull and the cabins reasonable.I found that not only are food prices at an extortionately level but the ability to get a cup of tea during the early hours is non existent.a coffee machine has in the last couple of weeks.been.provided at the customer.service centre.BUT NOT EVERYONE LIKES COFFEE. Also I find that the loading ramps.onto the motorcycle deck are very steep and can be slippy at times. The check in and loading staff I find are very courteous and helpfull.

      Review by Anon

  • 02 Aug 2019
    Very satisfactory
    • will repeat next time getting from Europe to UK

      Review by EVERETT BARRIE

  • 17 Mar 2019
    Journey IJmuiden to Newcastle
    • Good service

      Review by Anon

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