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

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Newcastle
  2. Take the 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) Yel

$8 - $45

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Line 20 bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand B (Shelter) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$3 - $5

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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 line 20 bus which costs £2 - £4 and takes 1 h 27 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand B (Shelter) and arriving at South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Durham to South Shields station. However, there are services departing from Durham 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 43 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 43 min and costs £6 - £35.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Durham to South Shields, including transfers.

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Durham to South Shields bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand B (Shelter) station.

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

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The best way to get from Durham to South Shields is to train which takes 43 min and costs £6 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 20 bus, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Durham to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 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 (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) in around 43 min. Alternatively, Go North East operates a bus from Durham to South Shields every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 27 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
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 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 Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand B (Shelter) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
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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Durham to South Shields bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) station.

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Durham to South Shields train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro 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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