Taking only 7 minutes to cross the River Tyne, the Shields Ferry is key to the local communities of North and South Tyneside, offering residents and visitors alike expanding opportunities to experience life on both sides of the river.
Many popular visitor attractions, situated only minutes away from the ferry, can be easily reached on foot and/or by making a short interconnecting journey using public transport.
The Shields Ferry is a fun and unique way to travel to any destination, whether it’s for an afternoon, evening or a whole day out or simply going to work, the ferry is something the whole family can enjoy any time of the year.
Places to visit in North Tyneside
From North Shields ferry landing
To find out where you can go, things to do and see all year round in North Tyneside download our local visitor attractions' guide below.
Bus service 333 picks up directly outside North Shields ferry landing (on Duke Street) and can take you to many onward destinations. This service is free with any valid ferry ticket!
You can also catch Stagecoach North East's new open top 'hop-on, hop-off' bus service The Seasider which runs between April-September, this also picks up directly outside North Shields ferry landing and stops off at many major tourist attractions. You can download a copy of their leaflet below.
Places to visit in South Tyneside
From South Shields ferry landing
To find out where you can go, things to do and see all year round in South Tyneside download our local visitor attractions' guide below.
You will find many local visitor attractions are within a reasonably short walking distance from the ferry. However, several buses operate from the town centre which can take also you to these destinations.