There are 6 ways to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus National Express, line 20 bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland Interchange to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$9 - $22

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to South Shields National Express

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Train, line 20 bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Outside Tourist Information) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$14 - $20

Bus Arriva North East, line 20 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 19 to Durham, Bus Station X12
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Durham, Bus Station to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...

$12 - $14

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Middlesbrough to South Shields 37.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Middlesbrough to South Shields 37.2 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Middlesbrough and arriving at South Shields. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Middlesbrough and South Shields is 30 miles. The road distance is 37.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields without a car is to bus and line 20 bus which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £6 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields, including transfers.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Middlesbrough to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Middlesbrough to South Shields via Sunderland and Sunderland Interchange in around 1 h 17 min.

Train operators
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 Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Middlesbrough to South Shields
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Outside Tourist Information) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
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
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 19 to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Middlesbrough to South Shields
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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