Directions to Annie's Guest House From The Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal
If you are travelling by car then you can print out door-to-door driving directions here.
Drivers may also find this International Passenger Terminal Map helpful (pdf).
If you are using public transport DFDS Seaways operate a shuttle bus service to/from Newcastle Central Station, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6DL to the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal. They are timed to coincide with DFDS cruise ship arrival and departure times. As these buses transfer to Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station after your arrival in the North East you may wish to spend some time in Newcastle city centre before checking in to our guest house.
These buses are easily identifiable by the DFDS Seaways logo on the side (see image above). The transfer costs £3.80 for adults and £2.80 for children (prices correct March 2013).
Once you reach Newcastle Central Station follow signage to the underground Metro station (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 October 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 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.