Newcastle Ferry Routes Ferries to Amsterdam and Bergen

Newcastle Ferry Routes Ferries Crossings from the UK

Newcastle ferry port is only eight miles away from Newcastle's bustling city centre and can be found on the north bank of the famous River Tyne. As many as 700,000 passengers pass through its doors every year and ferries depart for destinations in Holland, Norway and Sweden on a daily basis from Royal Quay Docks.


In the 19th century Newcastle was spearheading developments in industrial innovation and has now become a centre for leisure and culture thanks to investment in the city and the building of structures like the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead and the Baltic gallery for contemporary art.

The Newcastle ferry port at the Royal Quay Docks is a modern ferry terminal served by DFDS Seaways and Fjordline who offer value for money and friendly service providing a great opportunity to visit a number of beautiful Scandinavian countries and experience the amazing spectacle of the Norwegian Fjords.

Sailing routes

The crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS ferries goes once a day with a sailing time of 16 hours.

Newcastle to Bergen with Fjordline goes three times weekly and takes a hefty 26 hours. The service from Newcastle to Stavanger with Fjordline crosses three times a week and takes 18 hours 30 minutes, while the service from Newcastle to Haugesund with Fjordline also crosses three times weekly and takes a lengthy 21 hours 30 minutes.

Newcastle Ferry Port Map

Driving Directions

If you're coming from the west follow signs to the city and head for the A1058. Follow signs to ferries and North Sea which will lead you to Royal Quays ferry port. If you're coming from the north or the south you have to follow the A19 until you reach the Tyne Tunnel roundabout and then follow signs to ferries and North Sea which will lead on to the Royal Quays Docks.

Why Newcastle?

Newcastle has always been an interesting town historically and was well known for its industrial innovation in the 19th century, but in recent years the whole of the Gateshead Waterfront and Quayside has undergone a giant transformation and is now populated with stylish bars, trendy hotels and award winning architecture making it one of the most vibrant cities in Britain and placing it firmly on the cultural map with the new contemporary art gallery, The Baltic art centre. There is also The Gateshead Millennium Bridge to marvel at and alongside culture, Newcastle also offers some great opportunities for shopping.

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