There are 9 ways to get from Birmingham to South Shields by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle

$92 - $138

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Bus  •  6 h 57 min

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

$23 - $29

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Train, line 20 bus  •  6 h 31 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 / ...

$103 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to South Shields 209.3 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Birmingham to Newcastle  •  5 h 42 min

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

$35 - $228

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 47 min

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

$99 - $269

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 23 min

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

$166 - $430

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL

$124 - $312

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$79 - $325

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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 6 h 57 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 4 h 7 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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The best way to get from Birmingham to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Birmingham to South Shields, including transfers.

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Birmingham to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to South Shields train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to South Shields is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Newcastle Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Birmingham to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sunderland station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 176 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to South Shields hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to South Shields 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 6 h 20 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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Jersey, Exeter
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
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
Monday, 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
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
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 Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Almeria
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $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 Birmingham New Street to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
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
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National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Birmingham to South Shields train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to South Shields is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Birmingham to South Shields.

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Brussels Airlines, BMI Regional, Ryanair and six other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 486+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs .

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