There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to South Shields by train or car

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh 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

$27 - $97

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to South Shields 127 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to South Shields is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to South Shields is to train which costs £20 - £75 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and South Shields is 96 miles. The road distance is 127 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Edinburgh to South Shields, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to South Shields station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh 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 1 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and South Shields, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to South Shields via Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
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

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