The International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays, North Shields is only 8 miles (11km) east of Newcastle city centre. It's the North of England's main sea link with Europe.
DFDS Seaways operate daily overnight crossings from Amsterdam (IJmuiden) in Holland throughout the year. Mini Cruise breaks to NewcastleGateshead and packaged short breaks to various destinations in the area are available.
Alternatively you can travel with your vehicle. IJmuiden can be easily reached from the rest of Holland, and also from Belgium, Denmark and Germany and France.
Buses operate from the terminal to Newcastle Central Station and the journey takes around 30 minutes. The nearest Metro station is Percy Main - a 15 minute walk from the terminal.
Tel: from the UK - 0871 882 0886, from Holland - 0255 54 66 66, from Germany – 01805 8901051
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Newcastle International Airport is served by many airlines providing direct links from top international and UK destinations, and is only 8 miles from the city centre.
The airport is connected to the Metro system which is the quickest and easiest way to get to the city centre. Trains run every 5–15 minutes and the journey takes around 20 minutes.
Bus services, car hire and taxis are all also available at the airportand you can also pre-book car parking online before you travel.