If you are travelling by car to/from Port of Tyne's International Passenger Terminal then you may find this route map pdf helpful: International Passenger Terminal Map
If you are using public transport DFDS Seaways operate a shuttle bus service to and 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 upon Tyne city centre before checking in to our guest house in South Shields.
These buses are easily identifiable by the DFDS Seaways logo on the side (see image above). The transfer costs £3.80 per person (price correct December 2015).
Once you have entered Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station follow internal signage to the underground Metro station which is opposite the main ticket office. Once you have entered Central Station's Metro station you need to take a yellow line train from platform one to South Shields. A summary of the first, last and frequency of trains can be seen below...
Detailed timetable information for this route can be found here: Central Station Metro Timetable.
Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices are as follows...
Newcastle upon Tyne's Central Station Metro station to South Shields - single (one-way) journey adult ticket costs £3.30. If you will be returning to Newcastle upon Tyne later that day we recommend that you initially buy an adult DaySaver ticket for £4.80 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.
The above ticket prices are correct January 2016.
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 it's 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 it takes approximately ten minutes to walk to our guest house accommodation. The walking route can be seen in the image below...
South Shields bus station is labelled A and can be found on the top left of the image, Annie's Guest House is labelled B and can be found on the right side of the image.
The recommended walking route from South Shields Metro station to our guest house accommodation in South Shields is as follows... exit the Metro station via the Kepple Street exit and turn left. Now walk towards HSBC bank at the bottom of Fowler Street. With HSBC bank on your left walk along Fowler Street until you reach the traffic lights at the top of the street. South Shields town hall will be in front of you with it's tall clock and bell tower prominently visible. This is the bottom of Beach Road. Turn left 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.
Alternatively, if your bags are too numerous and/or heavy you can easily take a taxi from the rank along side the Kepple Street exit of South Shields Metro station. Because it's such a short journey this will only cost you a few pounds.
You can view a printable version of these directions here: Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station Directions.