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Duration 51 min
Distance 19.8 miles
Average price £23
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Durham and South Shields takes 51 min and the fastest train takes 42 min. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Durham to South Shields. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Durham
  2. Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station
  3. South Shields
48 min
£3 - £94

Durham to South Shields train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Durham and South Shields. The earliest departure is at 10:30 in the morning, and the last departure from Durham is at 22:41 which arrives into South Shields at 23:37. All services require a transfer at Newcastle and take an average of 51 min. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Durham to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Durham and arriving at South Shields via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Durham and South Shields is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.8 miles.

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Durham to South Shields train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Durham station.

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Durham to South Shields train services, operated by Nexus, arrive at South Shields station.

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There are 691+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at £75 per night.

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