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

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Bus  •  27 min

  1. Take the bus from North Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Meadow Well, Wallsend Road-Elsdon Terrace (Outside Meadow Well School) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Grainger Street (Outside T.j.hughs) 1 / ...

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) Yel

$2 - $5

Line 553 bus  •  32 min

  1. Take the line 553 bus from Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral) 553

$5

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Shields to Newcastle 10.5 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to Newcastle 10.5 miles

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Newcastle is to line 1 bus which costs £1 - £2 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Newcastle is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North Shields and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) station and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Newcastle is 8 miles. The road distance is 10.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Newcastle without a car is to bus which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £7.

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The bus from North Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard takes 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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South Shields to Newcastle train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station).

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The best way to get from South Shields to Newcastle is to bus which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £7. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £1 - £4 and takes 27 min.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

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

National Express operates a bus from South Shields to Newcastle once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, Nexus Metro operates a train from South Shields to Newcastle every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 27 min.

Train operators
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, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.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 North Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Bewick Street (Opposite St Mary's Cathedral)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Meadow Well, Wallsend Road-Elsdon Terrace (Outside Meadow Well School) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Grainger Street (Outside T.j.hughs)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Other operators
Taxi from South Shields to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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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