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There are 4 ways to get from South Shields to Manchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street / ...

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Bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

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Bus via Shudehill Interchange  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland Interchange to Shudehill Interchange M15 / ...

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from South Shields to Manchester 145.2 miles

South Shields to Manchester by train

The train journey time between South Shields and Manchester is around 3h 37m and covers a distance of around 159 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. Operated by Nexus Rail and TransPennine Express Service, the South Shields to Manchester train service departs from South Shields and arrives in Manchester Victoria. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

27 Weekly Trains
3h 37m Average Duration
£47 Cheapest Price
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South Shields → Manchester
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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Manchester is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Manchester is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Shields to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from South Shields, Interchange and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Sunderland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields to Manchester. However, there are services departing from South Shields and arriving at Manchester Victoria via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between South Shields and Manchester is 110 miles. The road distance is 145.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from South Shields to Manchester, including transfers.

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

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South Shields to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 34m.

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  • Distance: 110.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £70 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Sunderland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St twice daily. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
Megabus UK

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South Shields to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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South Shields to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Manchester is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from South Shields to Manchester.

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