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

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Tram, train  •  3 h 3 min

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

$32 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express

$18 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

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

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arriving at North Shields, Nile Street via Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Rd-Discovery Msm and Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Market Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and South Shields is 101 miles. The road distance is 122.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields without a car is to tram and train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £24 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields.

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There are 487+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 100.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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