There are 4 ways to get from Birtley to South Shields by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  52 min

  1. Take the bus from Birtley, Durham Road-Fire Station (Outside Fire Station) to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Gateshead Bus Interchange/Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) Yel

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 50 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Chester-le-Street, Front Street to South Shields, Fowler Street - Town Hall (Opposite The Town Hall) 50 / ...

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Birtley to South Shields 10.1 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Birtley to South Shields 10.1 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Birtley to South Shields is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birtley to South Shields is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 13 min.

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The distance between Birtley and South Shields is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from Birtley to South Shields, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birtley to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Birtley, Durham Road - Orchard Street (Opposite The Telephone Exchange) and arriving at South Shields, Fowler Street - Town Hall (Opposite The Town Hall) via Chester-le-Street, Front Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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There are 481+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Birtley to South Shields bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station).

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Map of how to get from Birtley to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 9.1 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Birtley, Durham, England and South Shields, England?

Go North East operates a bus from Birtley to South Shields every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 58 min.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Gateshead Bus Interchange/Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Birtley, Durham Road-Fire Station (Outside Fire Station) to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Chester-le-Street, Front Street to South Shields, Fowler Street - Town Hall (Opposite The Town Hall)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Birtley, Durham Road - Beaconsfield Terrace (Opposite Post Office) to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Birtley to South Shields
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk

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