There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to South Shields by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 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 - $99

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Bus  •  3 h 6 min

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

$17 - $21

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Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to South Shields 127 miles

$27 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Chichester Road (Outside Chichester Place) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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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 56 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Edinburgh to South Shields, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to South Shields is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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

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Edinburgh 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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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to South Shields twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 35 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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to South Shields is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Edinburgh to South Shields.

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