Shields Ferry

Ferry in South Shields

Ferry At North Shields
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The Shields Ferry operates across the River Tyne, England, between North Shields and South Shields. There have been ferries across the Tyne since the 14th century, and the service operated by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) is the only service that remains. It was known as the Market Place Ferry until takeover by the PTE in 1972.

In the absence of a bridge on this stretch of the river, the ferry is provides a viable alternative to the Tyne and Wear Metro. The current crossing time is just seven minutes. The service departs the terminal next to the Word every half hour at 15 and 45.

The Shields Ferry appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting South Shields!

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Visiting Shields Ferry


Shields Ferry Managers Office

Ferry Street

South Shields

NE33 1JR

Duration: 7 minutes

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