There are 4 ways to get from Darlington to South Shields by train, bus, taxi 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  •  58 min

  1. Yel

$16 - $57

Cheapest option

Line 7 bus, line 50 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. 7
  2. 50 / ...

$11 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. 38.2 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  43 min

  1. 38.2 miles

$8 - $12

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

You can take a train from Darlington to South Shields via Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) in around 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to South Shields via Durham, Bus Station in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $29
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from North Lodge Park to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Other operators
Taxi from Darlington to South Shields
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Darlington and South Shields is 53 km. The road distance is 61 km.

The cheapest way to get from Darlington to South Shields is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Darlington to South Shields is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs £100 - £130.

No, there is no direct train from Darlington to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Darlington 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 58 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to South Shields. However, there are services departing from North Lodge Park and arriving at South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) via Durham, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 58 min to get from Darlington to South Shields, including transfers.