Getting the Bus to DFDS

We offer bus connections in Newcastle and Amsterdam, the ideal way to make your way between the City Centres and the Ferry Ports. Simply add bus transfers when making a booking, or amend an exisiting booking here.

Why take the bus?​

  • Regular departures from Newcastle city centre
  • Environmentally friendly
  • The ship won't depart until the last bus arrives​​

Please note; Amsterdam transfers are included when booking a mini cruise break.


Bus transfers can be added on to your Newcastle-Amsterdam or Copenhagen-Oslo booking during the online booking process, or via our contact center on - 0871 522 9955​ (Calls will cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).

From Newcastle City Centre

Our buses in Newcastle are easily identified by the DFDS logo on their sides.

Taking you from our port in North Shields to Newcastle city centre, they cost from as little as £3.80 per person each way (£2.80 per child and free for infants under 4).

These are scheduled to coincide with our ship arrival and departure times, taking typically 20-30 minutes, depending on the city traffic.

Buses drop off and pick-up at Bewick Street opposite the Central Station. You should only take as much luggage as you can carry yourself.

​Please note: Bus transfers do not operate on Monday 26 December 2016 from Newcastle Bewick Street (opposite Centre Station) to the International Passenger Terminal in North Sheilds.

From: Departs​ Arrives (approx)
​International Passenger Terminal
to Newcastle Bewick Street (opposite Central Station)
​On arrival30 minutes
​Newcastle Bewick Street (opposite Central Station) to International Passenger Terminal14:45

From Amsterdam City Centre

Coaches operated by our partner Browers take you from our port in IJmuiden to Amsterdam city centre, from as little as £6 per person each way.

These are organised to coincide with our ship arrival and departure times and take 30-40 minutes, depending on the city traffic.

Coaches bound for the port leave the centre of Amsterdam every 10 minutes between 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs. Coaches drop off and pick-up at bus stop G, Central Bus Station.

From: ​Departs Arrives (approx)
​IJmuiden Ferry Terminal to Amsterdam Central Station​09:30 -
10:30 -
​Amsterdam Central Station to IJmuiden Ferry Terminal​15:00

​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.



We’re honoured to be named Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2017 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years running now!​​​​