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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross

$42 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from South Shields to London Marble Arch National Express

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

Night train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to London Euston

$37 - $59

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to London 278.6 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 31 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

$96 - $329

Fly to Southampton, train  •  4 h 53 min

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

$80 - $249

Fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

$105 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Shields to London is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to London is to train and fly which costs £70 - £260 and takes 3 h 31 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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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from South Shields to London, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Shields and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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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 58 min.

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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, National Express operates a bus from South Shields to London 3 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h.

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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Newcastle to London Euston
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators

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