There are 7 ways to get from South Shields to London by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross

$42 - $69

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Night bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from North Shields to London Earl's Court National Express

$26 - $35

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Bus, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Durham to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International

$139 - $204

Bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch National Express

$31 - $61

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to London 278.6 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Newcastle Haymarket Metro Station)
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$97 - $329

Fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$80 - $249

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from North Shields and arriving at London Earl's Court. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields station to London. However, there are services departing from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) and arriving at London Kings Cross via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between South Shields and London is 249 miles. The road distance is 278.6 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to London without a car is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from South Shields to London, including transfers.

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South Shields to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Sunderland station.

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

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The best way to get from South Shields to London is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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South Shields to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Marble Arch station.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to London.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

LNER operates a train from South Shields to London hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Shields to London via Sunderland Interchange, Sunderland, and Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
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, Haymarket (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Newcastle Haymarket Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
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 Sunderland to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from North Shields to London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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South Shields to London train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to London is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from South Shields to London.

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British Airways offers flights from Newcastle Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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