There are 8 ways to get from Birmingham to South Shields by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle

$92 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland National Express

$22 - $28

6 alternative options

Train, line 20 bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Durham
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Durham, Bus Station to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$104 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to South Shields 209.3 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Birmingham to Newcastle  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newcastle (NCL) BHX - NCL

$35 - $228

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$99 - $270

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL

$168 - $440

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$79 - $325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to South Shields is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to South Shields is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and South Shields is 176 miles. The road distance is 209.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Birmingham to South Shields, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) via Sunderland Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to South Shields station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and South Shields, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to South Shields every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to South Shields 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Newquay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Grenoble
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Cork
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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