There are 3 ways to get from South Shields to Carlisle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) Yel
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$22 - $34

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Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685

$12 - $23

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Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to Carlisle 70.5 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Carlisle is to bus which costs £9 - £18 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Carlisle is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields station to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) and arriving at Carlisle via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Carlisle is 61 miles. The road distance is 70.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £17 - £27.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from South Shields to Carlisle, including transfers.

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South Shields to Carlisle train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station).

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The best way to get from South Shields to Carlisle is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £17 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £18 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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South Shields to Carlisle train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Carlisle is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from South Shields to Carlisle.

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  • Distance: 60.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from South Shields to Carlisle via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) and Newcastle in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, Arriva Northumbria operates a bus from South Shields to Carlisle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Stagecoach North West also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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