There are 5 ways to get from South Shields to Darlington by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 5 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 Darlington

$15 - $59

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from North Shields to Darlington National Express

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus, line 7 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Durham, Bus Station to North Lodge Park 7

$13

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Shields to Darlington 37.5 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to Darlington 37.5 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Darlington is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Darlington is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North Shields and arriving at Darlington. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields station to Darlington. However, there are services departing from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) and arriving at Darlington via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Darlington is 33 miles. The road distance is 37.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £11 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to get from South Shields to Darlington, including transfers.

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

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South Shields to Darlington 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 Darlington is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £11 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 33.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from South Shields to Darlington via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) and Newcastle in around 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from South Shields to Darlington once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
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 North Shields to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to North Lodge Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from South Shields to Darlington
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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South Shields to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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South Shields to Darlington train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Darlington is 38 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from South Shields to Darlington.

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