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

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station to South Shields Yel

$7 - $45

3 alternative options

Train, line 47 bus, line 306 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Newcastle
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Stn Clayton St to Eldon Square Bus Station 47 / ...
  3. Take the line 306 bus from Haymarket Bus Station to North Shields, Northumberland Place 306

$8 - $46

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Durham to South Shields 19.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Durham to South Shields 19.8 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Durham to South Shields is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durham to South Shields is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Durham to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Durham and arriving at South Shields via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Durham and South Shields is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Durham to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs £5 - £35.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from Durham to South Shields, including transfers.

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Durham to South Shields train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Durham station.

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Durham to South Shields train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at South Shields station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durham to South Shields is 20 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Durham to South Shields.

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There are 506+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Durham to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

You can take a train from Durham to South Shields via Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station in around 49 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Durham to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Stn Clayton St to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to North Shields, Northumberland Place
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Durham to South Shields
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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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