There are 4 ways to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay by train, bus, taxi or foot

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Train  •  7 min

  1. Take the train from North Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (North Shields Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) Yel

$2 - $5

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Bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tynemouth Road-Allendale Place (30m South Of The Queen Victoria Statue) to Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-Percy Road (Opposite The Station Public House) 1 / ...

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Shields to Whitley Bay 10.2 miles

$40 - $50

Walk  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Walk from South Shields to Whitley Bay 4.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay is to bus which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay is to train which costs £1 - £4 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tynemouth Road-Allendale Place (30m South Of The Queen Victoria Statue) and arriving at Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-Percy Road (Opposite The Station Public House) station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from North Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (North Shields Metro Station) station and arriving at Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

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The distance between South Shields and Whitley Bay is 3 miles.

The best way to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay without a car is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £4.

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The train from North Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (North Shields Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) takes 7 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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South Shields to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from Tynemouth Road-Allendale Place (30m South Of The Queen Victoria Statue) station.

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

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The best way to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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Map of how to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay.
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  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 min

What companies run services between South Shields, England and Whitley Bay, England?

Nexus Metro operates a train from South Shields to Whitley Bay every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, Go North East operates a bus from South Shields to Whitley Bay every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 15 min. Arriva Northumbria also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from North Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (North Shields Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road)
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Tynemouth Road-Allendale Place (30m South Of The Queen Victoria Statue) to Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-Percy Road (Opposite The Station Public House)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from North Shields, Northumberland Place (Outside Surgery) to Whitley Bay, Park Avenue - Whitley Road (Outside Post Office)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from South Shields to Whitley Bay
Ave. Duration
15 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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South Shields to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-Percy Road (Opposite The Station Public House).

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

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