Timetable

Gentleman reading timetable

Important information

In response to Public Health advice on the Coronavirus the Shields Ferry service will run a revised timetable, as follows:

From Sunday 31 May (until further notice) - see timetable information attached below

Monday-Saturday (30 minute frequency)
The ferry will operate between 06:45 and 19:30 hours. The first ferry leaves South Shields at 06:45 hours and the last ferry leaves North Shields at 19:30 hours.

Later evening crossings normally timetabled to operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings will be suspended until further notice. 

Sundays (30 minute frequency)
Sunday service will recommence and will operate to the normal timetable, with the first ferry leaving South Shields 10.15 hours and the last ferry leaving North Shields at 18.00 hours. 

PLEASE NOTE:  From Friday 3 April only card payments will be accepted on the ferry. 

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The ferry service operates a regular 30 minute frequency from both sides of the river.  The crossing time between North and South Shields takes about seven minutes.  A frequency guide for the ferry is below, or the full timetable is in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page.

South Shields to North Shields - please note information above

DaysFirst crossingsThen these times every hourUntil last crossings
Monday to Wednesday06:45, 07:1515, 4519:15, 19:45
Thursday to Saturday06:45, 07:1515, 4522:15, 22:40
Sunday10:1515, 4517:15, 17:45

North Shields to South Shields - please note information above

DaysFirst crossingsThen these times every hourUntil last crossings
Monday to Wednesday07:00, 07:3000, 3020:00
Thursday to Saturday07:00, 07:3000, 3022:00, 22:30, 22:50
Sunday10:3000, 3018:00

Downloads

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