There are 5 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields by bus, train, taxi, car or foot

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Bus  •  23 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral) to Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station) 553 / ...

$2 - $9

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Train  •  27 min

  1. 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

$2 - $5

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Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields 10.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields 10.3 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Walk from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields 9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral) station and arriving at Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station) station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) station and arriving at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields is 7 miles. The road distance is 10.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields without a car is to bus which takes 23 min and costs £1 - £7.

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The bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral) to Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station) takes 23 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields bus services, operated by Stagecoach North East, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral).

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and South Shields, England?

Stagecoach North East operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 23 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Nexus Metro operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 27 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
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral) to Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket St Mary's Place (Outside St Thomas The Martyr's Church) to North Shields, Northumberland Place (Outside Surgery)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket St Mary's Place (Outside St Thomas The Martyr's Church) to North Shields, Waterville Road-Coach Lane (Outside The Old Vicarage)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to North Shields
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk

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