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

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

Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 50 min

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

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus Go North East  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Fowler Street (Opposite Post Office) to Heworth Interchange (Heworth Interchange/metro Station) X27
  2. Take the bus from Heworth Interchange (Heworth Interchange/metro Station) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 X10 / ...

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Line 20 bus, train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from South Shields, Fowler Street-Prince George Square (Outside Prince George Square) to Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sunderland to Middlesbrough

$14 - $20

Line 20 bus, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from South Shields, Fowler Street-Prince George Square (Outside Prince George Square) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Durham, Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X12

$14

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

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 $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from South Shields, Fowler Street (Opposite Post Office) to Heworth Interchange (Heworth Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Heworth Interchange (Heworth Interchange/metro Station) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from South Shields, Fowler Street-Prince George Square (Outside Prince George Square) to Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
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 Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Shields and Middlesbrough is 49 km. The road distance is 59 km.

The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Middlesbrough is to bus which costs £3 - £6 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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

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 50 min.

The bus from South Shields to Middlesbrough takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.