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There are 5 ways to get from South Shields to Shildon by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from South Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station Yel
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$17 - $71

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Bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from North Shields to Darlington National Express

$11 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h

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

$17 - $29

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 drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 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 train from South Shields to Shildon. However, there are services departing from South Shields and arriving at Shildon via Newcastle and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 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 19 min and costs £13 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from South Shields to Shildon, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Shields to Shildon is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £13 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £18 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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South Shields to Shildon train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Shields to Shildon is 33 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from South Shields to Shildon.

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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 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, Newcastle, and Darlington in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from South Shields to Shildon once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Thornaby
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Thornaby to Shildon
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Southeastern
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 Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
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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