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

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Train  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the train from South Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Yel
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$14 - $59

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Bus  •  1h 40m

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

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42m

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

$130 - $160

Drive  •  42m

  1. Drive from South Shields to Darlington 37.5 miles

$8 - $12

Uber  •  42m

  1. Take an Uber from South Shields to Darlington 37.5 miles

$65 - $95

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

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

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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 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields to Darlington. However, there are services departing from South Shields and arriving at Darlington via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 3m.

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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 1h 3m and costs £11 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m 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, depart from South Shields station.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Darlington is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £11 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 33.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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 and Newcastle in around 1h 3m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from South Shields to Darlington once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber North East, UK
Website
uber.com
Towncar from South Shields to Darlington
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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uber.com
Assist
$65 - $95
UberX
$65 - $95
UberXL
$80 - $120
Exec
$85 - $120
Taxi from South Shields to Darlington
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com

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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 42m to drive from South Shields to Darlington.

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