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

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Train  •  2 h 13 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. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Shildon

$18 - $71

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Bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K) X21 / ...

$8 - $11

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Gateshead Bus Interchange/Metro Station) Yel
  2. Take the bus from Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K) X21 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E) to Shildon, King William (opposite King William (PH)) 5A / ...

$9 - $18

Bus, line 6 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Newgate Street - Medical Centre (opposite Morrisons) 6

$14

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Shields to Shildon 32.5 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from South Shields to Shildon 32.5 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Shildon is to bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Shildon is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Shields to Shildon. However, there are services departing from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) and arriving at Shildon, St Johns Church via Durham, Bus Station and Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand D). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Shields station to Shildon. However, there are services departing from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) and arriving at Shildon via Newcastle and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Shildon is 27 miles. The road distance is 32.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Shields to Shildon without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs £14 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from South Shields to Shildon, including transfers.

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South Shields to Shildon bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) station.

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South Shields to Shildon 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 Shildon is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs £14 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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South Shields to Shildon bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K).

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

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Shildon.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between South Shields, England and Shildon, Durham, England?

You can take a train from South Shields to Shildon via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro), Newcastle, and Darlington in around 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Shields to Shildon via Durham, Bus Station, Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K), and Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand D) in around 2 h 38 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
Train from South Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (South Shields Metro Station) to Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Gateshead Bus Interchange/Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Southeastern
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from South Shields, Keppel Street (Opposite Post Office) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand A)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand A)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E) to Shildon, King William (opposite King William (PH))
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand C)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Newgate Street - Medical Centre (opposite Morrisons)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from South Shields to Shildon
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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