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There are 4 ways to get from South Shields to Armadale by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Armadale (W Lothian)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Armadale, Hunting Lodge

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Sunderland Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Armadale, Hunting Lodge

Drive

  1. Drive from South Shields to Armadale

South Shields to Armadale by train

The train journey time between South Shields and Armadale is around 6h 18m and covers a distance of around 156 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 43m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by Nexus Rail, LNER, CrossCountry and others, the South Shields to Armadale train service departs from South Shields and arrives in Armadale (W Lothian). Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 34m
Layover time:
3h 43m
Total time:
6h 18m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 8m
Train distance:
156 miles
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:20
Last train departs at:
23:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

South Shields to Armadale train schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Armadale is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from South Shields to Armadale is to bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Armadale is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Shields to Armadale. However, there are services departing from Royal Quays, Dfds Ferry Terminal and arriving at Armadale, Hunting Lodge via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and Edinburgh, Princes Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields to Armadale. However, there are services departing from South Shields and arriving at Armadale (W Lothian) via Newcastle and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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The distance between South Shields and Armadale is 109 miles. The road distance is 137.6 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Armadale without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £22 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from South Shields to Armadale, including transfers.

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South Shields to Armadale bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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South Shields to Armadale train services, operated by LNER, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Armadale is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £22 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5h 49m.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Armadale.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 109.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between South Shields, England and Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland?

You can take a train from South Shields to Armadale via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station, Newcastle, and Edinburgh in around 3h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Shields to Armadale via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh, Princes Street in around 5h 49m.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Armadale (W Lothian)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £14
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Armadale, Hunting Lodge
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Sunderland Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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South Shields to Armadale bus services, operated by Lothian Country Buses, arrive at Armadale, Hunting Lodge station.

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South Shields to Armadale train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Armadale (W Lothian) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Armadale is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from South Shields to Armadale.

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