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Shields Ferry Ticket Prices 2017

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and plan on using the Shields Ferry to travel between South Shields and North Shields there has been a slight change in ticket prices.

From 2nd January 2017 the fare for taking Shields ferry is as follows…

The standard single fare for customers who don’t have a pre-paid Pop Card is the same as it was in 2016 – £1.50. Under 16 child fares are 60p. A child DaySaver ticket is £1.10. Children under 5 years travel free.

If you plan on using the Shields Ferry regularly eg to commute to a training course at Maersk Newcastle, AIS Training or going to work at Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate like many of our guests then we recommend you purchase a pre-paid Pop Card – a standard single adult ticket cost 20p less (£1.20) and a DaySaver costs 30p less (£2.50).

The standard adult DaySaver (all day) ticket costs £2.80 from 2nd January 2017.

For longer staying guests (and anyone else!) commuting to North Shields adult weekly and four-weekly FerrySavers costs £10.30 and £36.00 respectively.

If you are interested in obtaining a Pop Card these can be bought online (opens in a new window) for £3.50.

Pop Cards can be used on almost all buses, Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry.

The current Ferry Timetable can be seen below…

You can see more information about Pop Cards below…

The following videos show how to use a Pop Card…

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields is approximately ten minutes walk from South Shields ferry landing.

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Great North Run Metro Travel Guide

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Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro

If you are visiting Tyneside for the Great North Run weekend next month then you may find this comprehensive guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro for the Great North Run weekend useful…

The official travel advice from Metro is as follows…

Travel guide

With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Tyne & Wear Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.

Race start – Newcastle upon Tyne

Travelling to the race start. The race start is about a 15 minute walk from Haymarket in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. There is a Metro station and bus station at Haymarket, as well as buses going to nearby Eldon Square bus station and many on-street bus stops.

Shuttle bus services will also be running to Haymarket and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map attached below for details. Parking is free all day on Sundays at the Metro stations marked with a “P” on the Metro map (except at Heworth, which is £1.20 all day).

Metro trains, buses and traffic will be extremely busy, so please leave plenty of time to get to the race start.

Details of opening arrangements at Jesmond and Haymarket Metro stations are shown on the race start map attached below. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

Advice for spectators

If you are seeing friends or relatives off at the start of the race, we recommend that you then head straight to South Shields if you want to try to see them finish. Or, just choose one place to see them – at the race start, or somewhere on the route, or at the race finish.

If you are heading to the race finish…

Take the Metro from Haymarket or Monument to South Shields – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes once the race has started.

Shuttle bus services will also be running from Haymarket and Barras Bridge to the finish area.

The Shields Ferry will operate extra crossings between North Shields and South Shields and will start at 8.45am. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields Metro station and ferry landing.

Race finish – South Shields

Getting home from the race finish… Metro, the Shields Ferry and buses will be very busy due to the number of people travelling, so please expect a significant wait on the way home.

Avoid the queues by having a meal or drink in South Shields before you head home.

South Shields Metro station is about a 15 minute walk from the finish line – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes after the race.

Shuttle bus services will run to Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

The Shields Ferry between South Shields and North Shields will operate extra crossings and will run until 6.00pm. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields ferry landing and North Shields Tyne & Wear Metro station.

Details of the opening arrangements at Chichester Metro station are shown on the race finish map. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

You can see a summary of available ticket prices here…

Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket Prices

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River Tyne River Trips 2016

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Summer river trips on the river Tyne start tomorrow, running from 19th June until 4th September 2016.

Shields Ferry River Tyne

There are many different trips to choose from and are a unique way to view some of the historic sights along the banks of the Tyne and to see the modern new developments taking shape along the river.

The three hour river trips sail between South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne, as far as Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides where you will get to see and sail under Gateshead‘s iconic Millennium Bridge.

The two hour river trips let you take in the monumental landmarks of the surrounding local areas of North and South Shields and sail out towards the piers at the mouth of the river Tyne.

Entertainment is provided on many of the river trips with something to suit all the family from live river commentaries, sing-a-longs to fish & chip trips – all of which are regular features of their scheduled summer programme of events. A variety of children’s entertainment also runs throughout the school summer holidays.

You can read and download both the family fun on the Tyne river trips and evening River Cruises brochures here…

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields is approximately ten minutes walk from the Shields Ferry where the river Tyne river trips depart and return to.

More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.

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Shields Ferry Timetable 2015/2016

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and plan on using the Shields Ferry to travel between South Shields and North Shields the latest ferry timetable is out.

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The latest Shields Ferry timetable is as follows…

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields is approximately ten minutes walk from South Shields ferry landing.

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River Tyne River Trips 2015

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Summer river trips on the river Tyne start next month, running from June to October 2015. There are many different trips to choose from and are a unique way to view some of the historic sights along the banks of the Tyne and to see the modern new developments taking shape along the river.

The three hour river trips sail between South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne, as far as Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides where you will get to see and sail under Gateshead‘s iconic Millennium Bridge.

The two hour river trips let you take in the monumental landmarks of the surrounding local areas of North and South Shields and sail out towards the piers at the mouth of the river Tyne.

Entertainment is provided on many of the river trips with something to suit all the family from live river commentaries, sing-a-longs to fish & chip trips – all of which are regular features of their scheduled summer programme of events. A variety of children’s entertainment also runs throughout the school summer holidays.

New for 2015 there is ‘live music and entertainment’ with some great bands to suit all tastes, guaranteed to liven up your weekends!

You can read and download both the family fun on the Tyne river trips and evening River Cruises brochures here…

The cruises start in June but tickets are available to purchase from today here. The full list of river Tyne trips in date order is here…

Sing-A-Long-The-Tyne – Sunday 7th June 2015 – Carol Lee
A fun and cheerful afternoon sing-a-long session with some musical nostalgia.

Cabaret On The Tyne – Friday 12th June 2015
Drag artist ‘Miss Felicity’ won’t spare you any blushes with her risqué performance whilst female vocalist Melissa Cavanagh will delight you with her show stopping songs.

Live music on the Tyne – Terry Slesser – Saturday 13th June 2015
Internationally recognised from his early days with bands Becket and Back Street Crawler, vocalist Terry is also very well-known on the local scene.

Sing-A-Long-The-Tyne – Friday 19th June 2015 – Carol Lee
A fun and cheerful afternoon sing-a-long session with some musical nostalgia.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 21st June 2015
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary, brought to you by John Grundy.

Fish & Chips – Sunday 28th June 2015
Indulge in some finger-licking style fish and chips as you watch the Tyne sail by.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 5th July 2015 – Tommy Procter
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary.

The Troubleshooters – Friday 10th July 2015
Deka, Butsy and Big Mac make up this three piece local North East Band.

Animal Encounters – Sunday 19th July 2015
Bring the children along to pet our cute and cuddly (or even scary!) animals.

Ollie’s big boat party – Tuesday 21st July 2015
Meet ‘Ollie’ a larger than life cheeky orangutan!

Sounds Of Swing – Friday 24th July 2015
Sail into the night with the romantic sounds of Anthony Haslam.

Victor the Veteran – Sunday 26th July 2015
Join the Roman army! Dress as a Roman soldier, find out how they lived and be recruited into the army.

Sing-A-Long-The- Tyne – Tuesday 28th July 2015 – Al Ritchie
A fun and cheerful afternoon sing-a-long session with some musical nostalgia.

Animal Encounters – Friday 31st July 2015
Bring the children along tp pet our cute and cuddly (or even scary!) animals.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 2nd August 2015 – John Grundy
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary.

Tony Junior’s boat of fun – Tuesday 4th August 2015
An all-action, jam packed, fun-filled afternoon.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 9th August 2015 – Tommy Procter
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary.

Ollie’s big boat party – Tuesday 11th August 2015
Meet ‘Ollie’ a larger than life cheeky orangutan!

Animal Encounters – Friday 14th August 2015
Bring the children along to pet our cute and cuddly (or even scary!) animals.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 16th August 2015 – John Grundy
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary.

Tony Junior’s boat of fun – Tuesday 18th August 2015
An all-action, jam packed, fun-filled afternoon.

Victor The Veteran – Friday 21st August 2015
Join the Roman Army! Find out how they lived and be recruited into the army.

Live music on the Tyne – Terry Slesser – Saturday 22nd August 2015
Internationally recognised from his early days with bands Beckett and Back Street Crawler, vocalist Terry is also well-known on the local scene.

Animal Encounters – Sunday 23rd August 2015
Bring the children along to pet our cute and cuddly (or even scary!) animals.

Fish & Chips – Friday 28th August 2015
Indulge in some finger-licking style fish and chips as you watch the Tyne sail by.

Quayside Night Lights – Sunday 30th August 2015
See the colourful twinkling night lights on Newcastle-Gateshead’s quaysides.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 6th September 2015 – John Grundy
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary

Kenny The Sax & Suzie – Friday 18th September 2015
With Suzie on vocals and Kenny playing the flute, penny whistle and bagpipes.

The Gaslighters – Saturday 29th August 2015
A great all round bunch of entertainers. The musical diversity of this local five piece band will appeal to the masses.

Afternoon River Trip – Sunday 20th September 2015 – Tommy Procter
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary.

Fish & Chips – Friday 25th September 2015
Indulge in some finger-licking style fish and chips as you watch the Tyne sail by.

Bessie & the Zinc Buckets – Saturday 26th September 2015
Prepare for some rockabilly mayhem with this effervescent bunch!

Sounds Of Swing – Friday 2nd October 2015
Sail into the night with the romantic sounds of Anthony Haslam.

The Gaslighters – Saturday 3rd October 2015
A great all round bunch of entertainers. The musical diversity of this local five piece band will appeal to the masses.

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields is approximately ten minutes walk from the Shields Ferry where the river Tyne river trips depart and return to.

More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.

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