Tyne Tunnel Approach

Helping you prepare for your first visit to the Tyne Tunnels.

Matthew Ainsley

Matthew Ainsley
Office Assistant

Matthew provides administrative support to the Office Coordinator and helps with a range of desk-based activities...

Helping you prepare for your first visit to the Tyne Tunnels

To help you prepare for your first visit to the Tyne Tunnels, the images below show you what to expect.

Tyne Tunnel South junction – heading North

Tyne Tunnel Northbound Toll Plaza

There are eight toll lanes for northbound traffic. Lanes 7 and 8 (those on your right) are for vehicles wishing to travel direct to Wallsend. However every lane can be used for vehicles continuing their journey on the A19.

Tyne Tunnel Southbound Toll Plaza

Tyne Tunnel Southbound Exit & Interchange Junction

There are ten toll lanes for southbound traffic. You may wish to stay in one of the left hand lanes if you intend to leave the A19 after travelling through the tunnel to go to South Shields, Jarrow or Hebburn. However you will be able to change lane as you leave the tunnel. Please be aware that the exit slip road is quite close to the southbound tunnel.

Tyne Tunnels Book

Gift Idea The Tyne Tunnels Book
"How do you build a tunnel under the Tyne?"

This book aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the
construction of the £260 million New Tyne Crossing project. Read more...

Tyne Tunnel tolls

Motorbikes, disabled toll Free
Car, Van or Bus
< 3m high
and 2 axles
LGV, Van or Bus
≥ 3m high or
3 axles or more

Avoid the congestion of Newcastle
and the A1 at Gateshead.
Choosing the
A19 Tyne Tunnels will save you time and

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Using Google Maps with your car or navigation device

GPS - 54°59 16 N 1°29 08 W / 54.98778 °N 1.48556 °W