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There are 6 ways to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields to Middlesbrough National Express

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus via Sunderland  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street to Sunderland, Fawcett Street E1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sunderland to Middlesbrough National Express / ...

$6 - $20

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields to Heworth Yel
  2. Take the train from Heworth to Middlesbrough

$17 - $26

Bus, train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street to Sunderland, Fawcett Street E1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sunderland to Middlesbrough

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Shields to Middlesbrough 36.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to Middlesbrough 36.8 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Shields and arriving at Middlesbrough. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields to Middlesbrough. However, there are services departing from South Shields and arriving at Middlesbrough via Heworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Middlesbrough is 30 miles. The road distance is 36.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from South Shields to Middlesbrough takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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South Shields to Middlesbrough train services, operated by Nexus Metro, depart from South Shields station.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £13 - £21 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

National Express operates a bus from South Shields to Middlesbrough twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Shields to Middlesbrough via Heworth in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Heworth to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 South Shields to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from South Shields, Keppel Street to Sunderland, Fawcett Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Website
Stagecoach North East
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from South Shields to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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South Shields to Middlesbrough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Middlesbrough station.

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South Shields to Middlesbrough train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Middlesbrough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Middlesbrough is 37 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from South Shields to Middlesbrough.

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