There are 3 ways to get from Blackpool to South Shields by train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$63 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) B66

$44 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to South Shields 141.2 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Blackpool to South Shields via Preston, Carlisle, Newcastle, and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd operates a bus from Blackpool to South Shields once daily. Tickets cost $43 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Blackpool to South Shields?

The distance between Blackpool and South Shields is 168 km. The road distance is 226 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Blackpool to South Shields?

The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to South Shields is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Blackpool to South Shields?

The quickest way to get from Blackpool to South Shields is to drive which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £21 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Blackpool and South Shields?

No, there is no direct train from Blackpool to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Blackpool North and arriving at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) via Preston, Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

How long does it take to get from Blackpool to South Shields?

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Blackpool to South Shields, including transfers.