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There are 10 ways to get from Southampton to South Shields by train, bus, car or plane

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Train LNER  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

$72 - $117

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Fly Southampton to Newcastle, train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket to South Shields

$57 - $246

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Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle

$156 - $248

Train CrossCountry #2  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle

$157 - $231

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to North Shields National Express

$112 - $136

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to South Shields 325.7 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$87 - $264

Train to London City, fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Newcastle (NCL) LCY - NCL

$106 - $378

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL

$124 - $375

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle

$119 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to South Shields is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to South Shields is to fly and train which costs £40 - £190 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at North Shields via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to South Shields. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at South Shields via Birmingham New Street and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Southampton and South Shields is 285 miles. The road distance is 325.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to South Shields without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Southampton to South Shields, including transfers.

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Southampton to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to South Shields train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to South Shields is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £110 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to South Shields.
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  • Distance: 284.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to South Shields via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Warren Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, Newcastle, and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station in around 5 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to South Shields via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from London City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Nexus Metro
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to North Shields
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Southampton to South Shields bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at North Shields station.

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Southampton to South Shields train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to South Shields is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Southampton to South Shields.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Book your Southampton to South Shields bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 539+ hotels available in South Shields. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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