There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

$46 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street M20
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) Yel

$37 - $69

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from London to South Shields 279 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  3 h 22 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 26 min

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

$80 - $248

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$95 - $322

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to South Shields is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to South Shields is to train which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 16 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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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from London to South Shields, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at South Shields. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to South Shields station. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross 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 3 h 16 min.

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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, National Express operates a bus from London to South Shields twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 15 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 City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) to South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
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
Bus operators

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