Directions to Annie's Guest House From Newcastle International Airport, NE13 8BZ
We recommend taking the Metro (train) service from Newcastle International Airport to South Shields. Total journey time is around 55 minutes with a short walk (or taxi ride) from South Shields Metro station to our guest house on Beach Road.
After boarding the Metro at the airport (on the green line) you'll need to change onto a South Shields-bound yellow line train at either South Gosforth, Ilford Road, West Jesmond, Jesmond, Haymarket (recommended), Monument (recommended), Central Station (recommended), Gateshead, Gateshead Stadium, Felling, Heworth (recommended) or Pelaw Metro stations.
This Metro map summarises the route although the yellow line that services South Shields Metro station terminates at St James' hence the over-lapping stations are those listed above (South Gosforth, Ilford Road, West Jesmond, Jesmond, Haymarket, Monument, Central Station, Gateshead, Gateshead Stadium, Felling, Heworth and Pelaw).
Trains depart every 12-15 minutes from around 5:30am (Mon-Sat), 6:30am (Sun) until around 10:30pm - 11pm with the last train from Central Station to South Shields at 11:27pm (seven days a week).
Detailed timetable information for Airport Metro Station can be found here.
Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices (correct January 2014) are as follows...
Newcastle International Airport 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 £4.50 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 time 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).
Comprehensive ticket pricing information, a Metro zone map and a video on how to use the Metro ticket machines can be found on this page of our website: Tyne and Wear Metro.
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.
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 is 3pm until 10pm - have a safe journey.