South Shields ferry landing
The ferry landing is about a 5 minute walk from South Shields Metro station. Most local buses serve Keppel Street bus station.
There is a short bridge which leads to the pontoon and an enclosed waiting area with seating.
North Shields ferry landing
The ferry landing is about a 10 minute walk from North Shields Metro station. The route is quite steep, but the FerryLink (Service 333) provides a free shuttle service to Shields Ferry passengers. It also goes to North Shields Fish Quay.
The Route 19 bus service connects North Shields ferry landing with Royal Quays, Silverlink Business and Retail Park, Cobalt Business Park and the Metro system.
The landing at North Shields features a fully enclosed glazed waiting area with seating. The bridge leading to the landing is relatively long which means that the gradient makes access easier for wheelchair users.