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

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

Train  •  7 min

  1. Yel

$2 - $5

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 min

  1. 1 / ...

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. 10.2 miles

$40 - $50

Walk  •  1 h 18 min

  1. 4.1 miles

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

Nexus Metro operates a train from South Shields to Whitley Bay every 5 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 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 16 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 5 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
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from North Shields, Northumberland Place (Outside Surgery) to Marden, Farringdon Road-Highcross Road (Opposite St Marys Catholic School)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stanley Travel
Phone
+44 1207 237424
Email
sales@stanley-travel.com
Website
stanley-travel.com
Bus from North Shields, Albion Road - Upper Camden Street (Outside Christ Church) to Marden, Farringdon Road-Kirkston Avenue (Outside No. 48 Farringdon Road)
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stanley-travel.com
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Shields and Whitley Bay is 5 km.

The cheapest way to get from South Shields to Whitley Bay is to bus which costs £1 - £3 and takes 16 min.

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

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

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). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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 five minutes.