Directions To Annie's Guest House From Newcastle upon Tyne by National Coach Service
National coach service National Express use Newcastle upon Tyne Coach Station which is located on St. James' Boulevard, NE1 4EE. This is a three minute walk to Central Station. National Express timetable information and tickets can be obtained via 0870 580 8080 or online.
National coach service MegaBus offers a twice daily low cost service to/from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Sheffield. This picks up and drops off outside Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DH. MegaBus timetable information and tickets can be obtained via 0900 160 0900 or online.
Once inside Central Station head towards the underground Metro service (opposite the main ticket office) and take a yellow line train to South Shields.
Detailed timetable information for this route can be found here.
Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices are as follows (correct February 2013)...
Newcastle Central Station to South Shields - single (one-way) journey adult ticket costs £3.20. If you will be returning to Newcastle upon Tyne later that day we recommend that you initially buy an adult DaySaver ticket for £4.40 which allows a full day of Tyne & Wear Metro travel.
A child's single fare is 80p and a child's DaySaver ticket (under 15, proof of age required for over 12's) is £1.20.
(For returning visitors to the North East who may be wondering about off-peak/peak tickets, off-peak/peak daysavers and return tickets - Tyne & Wear Metro revised its ticket pricing structure in January 2013. Return and peak/off-peak ticket pricing is no more. It's now just a single fare or daysaver with no peak or off-peak times).
Once you have arrived at South Shields Metro station our guest house is a ten minute walk from South Shields Metro station. Take the bus station exit from the Metro station (as opposed to the King Street exit), turn left and walk towards the Fowler Street shopping area of South Shields. At Fowler Street turn to your right and follow the road straight up to a set of traffic lights. These traffic lights are the start of Beach Road. Turn left at the traffic lights and walk along Beach Road, crossing straight over the small roundabout. We are door number 106 on the right hand side of the street, half way along Beach Road.
This map marking out the route from South Shields Metro station (on the top left of the image) to Annie's Guest House (on the right side of the image) might be helpful for those walking to us from the station.
Alternatively, if your bags are too numerous and/or heavy you can easily take a taxi from the rank along side the bus station. Because it's such a short journey this will only cost you a few pounds.
Please take a note of our phone number and if you are feeling a little lost then don't hesitate to give us a call and we can give you some directions.
Finally, if you're running late (or early!) and your arrival time changes significantly then please give us a call to let us know - our check-in window is 3pm until 10pm - have a safe journey.