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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Yel

$16 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. National Express

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus, line 7 bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. 20 / ...
  2. 7

$13

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. 37.5 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  42 min

  1. 37.5 miles

$8 - $12

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 8 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 5 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 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from South Shields, Fowler Street-Prince George Square (Outside Prince George Square) 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 Darlington, Northgate (Town Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 - $170
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Shields and Darlington is 53 km. The road distance is 60 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct train from South Shields 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 8 min.

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.

It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from South Shields to Darlington, including transfers.