All ferry routes 2024 / 2025
All direct ferry routes to and from Newcastle. Click on a port or route for more information.
Newcastle Port Information
The Port of Tyne is located about 14 km from the city center of Newcastle. Thanks to good transport links, the port is easily accessible from the city.
- By car: the port is directly accessible via the road network.
- By public transport: the DFD shuttle bus connects the International Passenger Terminal with Newcastle Central Station.
- Subway: the nearest subway station is Percy Main, 20 minutes walk from the terminal.
- Cab: A cab ride from the port to the city center costs about £15 and takes about 30 minutes.
- By plane: The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport , from there the port can be reached by cab or public transport.
History of the port
The Port of Tyne plays an important role in regional and international trade. It used to be central to the export of coal, but today it specializes in the export of cars and passenger traffic. The history of the port dates back to Roman times. In the Middle Ages, it was an important transshipment point for wool, coal and other goods. The Port of Tyne as we know it today developed from the 19th century with the establishment of the Tyne Improvement Commission, which was instrumental in deepening the river and building quays and docks.