Plan your visit

To allow for the smoothest journey, we recommend a Pre-Paid account. This means you can top-up your account before travelling meaning that you can drive straight through the Tunnels without stopping and no further action is required. You also save 10% on every crossing this way. Learn more about Pre-Paid accounts here.

If you do not have a Pre-Paid account simply pay before or by midnight the day after your journey via one of our other payment methods.

Tyne Tunnel South junction – heading North

When you approach the Northbound plaza, drive straight through using either lane 7 or 8. (Lane 7 for continuing North on the A19, and Lane 8 for continuing north on the A19 or for the A187). All other lanes are no longer in use.

Payment at the Tyne Tunnels is no longer available at the point of passage. If you haven’t Pre-Paid for your journey, you must pay by midnight the day after your journey. See all payment methods available here.

 

If you are using Lane 8, drive to the left of the cones to continue on the A19, or to the right of the cones for the A187.

Travelling South

When you approach the Southbound plaza, drive straight through using either lanes 1 or 10. All other lanes are no longer in use.

Payment at the Tyne Tunnels is no longer available at the point of passage. If you haven’t Pre-Paid for your journey, pay by midnight the day after your journey. See all payment methods available here

 

When you leave the Southbound tunnel, you can use either lane to continue straight on the A19. If you want to exit via the A185 for South Shields or Jarrow, bare left. You will have the opportunity to change lane before the exit, however we would recommend travelling through the Southbound tunnel in lane 1 to use the left lane of the Southbound tunnel.

 

Exempt Customers without an Account

If you are eligible to be exempt from the tolls but don’t have your Vehicle Registration Number associated with an online account, you must stop at an inspection lane in order to receive the exemption for that passage.

Please note: you must stop at an inspection lane on every passage in order to receive your exemption for that journey, otherwise the toll is payable.

To avoid this, please register your Vehicle Registration Number against an online exemption account, and you will be able to drive straight through the Tunnels without stopping and being exempt from the toll on each passage.

To find out more about exemption accounts, inspection lanes along with a how-to video, click here.