Travelling on the Shields Ferry

Ferry scene with rainbow

From Sunday 9 January until further notice, there will be no evening service, to help protect the ferry crew from Covid, and ensure a daytime service can continue. The revised temporary timetable is here.

We ask you to wear a face covering at all times when using the Shields Ferry, unless you are exempt.  Our crew will encourage people to wear face coverings, particularly when the service is busy.  This is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself, your family and other people from coronavirus.  We understand that some people are unable to wear face coverings. 


Read more about this here.

We want you to feel comfortable and secure when you travel on the Shields Ferry.  So we are:

  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting the ferries.  
  • Providing guidance and information to help us all stay safe.
  • Ensuring we meet the Government’s covid-secure standard for public transport.

Payment for fares can be made by card only.

Click here for live travel news for the Shields Ferry.

When you travel on the Shields Ferry, please follow these guidelines to help everyone stay safe:

Ferry 2mKeep your distance. .
Ferry face covering

Wear a face covering - except if you have an exemption for health reasons.

Find out more here. 

Ferry pop or contactlessUse a Pop card or pay by contactless
Ferry let people offLet people get off the ferry before you try to get on
Ferry hand wash

Wash or sanitise your hands regularly

There are sanitiser stations on board both ferries.

Ferry peak timesAvoid travelling at peak times if possible


Page last updated: 7 January 2022


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