There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields by tram, 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

Tram, train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams) T50
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$33 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Sunderland National Express

$19 - $32

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields 122.1 miles

$26 - $40

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and South Shields, England?

National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields?

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and South Shields is 161 km. The road distance is 195 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields is to bus which costs £13 - £24 and takes 5 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields is to drive which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £18 - £28.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and South Shields?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Stance D (Airport) and arriving at South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) via Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd), Edinburgh and Sunderland, Vine Place (Opposite The Borough Public House). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields?

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields, including transfers.