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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to South Shields by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

£28 - £226

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 44m

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

£9 - £12

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Night bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Glasgow to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Ukn10

£13 - £18

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to South Shields 163.4 miles

£24 - £40

Train, fly  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Newcastle (NCL) GLA - NCL

£34 - £151

Glasgow to South Shields by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and South Shields is around 4h 8m and covers a distance of around 179 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 52m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper, LNER and others, the Glasgow to South Shields service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in North Shields. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 8m
Fastest journey time:
2h 52m
Journey distance:
179 miles
Services per week:
16
Cheapest price:
£28
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:16
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to South Shields train and walk schedules

Glasgow → South Shields
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Shields is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to South Shields is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to South Shields is to drive which takes 2h 53m and costs £24 - £40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Royal Quays, Dfds Ferry Terminal via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at North Shields via Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, St James. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Glasgow and South Shields is 127 miles. The road distance is 163.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs £27 - £230.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Glasgow to South Shields, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to South Shields train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to South Shields is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs £27 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to South Shields.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 126.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to South Shields via Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Newcastle upon Tyne, St James in around 4h 4m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard once daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £370
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Newcastle via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £370
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
TransPennine Express Service
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 Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Glasgow to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Newcastle Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Glasgow to South Shields train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to South Shields is 163 miles. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Glasgow to South Shields.

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Loganair, British Airways, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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