There are 9 ways to get from London to South Shields by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

$49 - $70

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Bus National Express  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to North Shields National Express

$26 - $35

7 alternative options

Train, line 20 bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Chesterfield
  2. Take the train from Chesterfield to Durham
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Durham, Bus Station to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$132 - $200

Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street M20

$37 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from London to South Shields 279 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Newcastle Haymarket Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station)

$97 - $327

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL

$80 - $248

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$111 - $306

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle

$111 - $312

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at North Shields. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between London and South Shields is 249 miles. The road distance is 279 miles.

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The best way to get from London to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from London to South Shields, including transfers.

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London to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to South Shields is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at North Shields station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to South Shields is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from London to South Shields.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between London, England and South Shields, England?

LNER operates a train from London to South Shields hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from London to South Shields twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Chesterfield to Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Newcastle Haymarket Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to North Shields
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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