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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Sunderland

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£138 (€159)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Sunderland cover the 168 miles (271 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £138, but the average price of train tickets is £138. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Sunderland.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Sunderland

You can travel by train to Sunderland from Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as £138. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Sunderland from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Birmingham to Sunderland. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Birmingham - Sunderland trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Birmingham to Sunderland is around 168 miles (271 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £138. As you check the latest Birmingham to Sunderland train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Sunderland safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket to Sunderland from Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: £138

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Birmingham and Sunderland due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Sunderland

Travel by train to Sunderland easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Sunderland.

How much do cheap train tickets to Sunderland from Birmingham cost?

You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Sunderland for some dates and times for as low as £138  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Birmingham to Sunderland?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Sunderland from Birmingham is £138  one way.

What is the distance to Sunderland from Birmingham via train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Birmingham and Sunderland via train to be approximately 168 miles (271 km).

How long is the train from Birmingham to Sunderland?

While the time it takes to travel 168 miles (271 km) to Sunderland from Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Birmingham to Sunderland is on average 3 h 58 min.

Which train station in Birmingham goes to Sunderland? Which train station do I come into Sunderland from Birmingham?

When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in Sunderland, your train can arrive in train stations including Sunderland and Sunderland, Dame Dorothy Street.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Sunderland.

Where is the train station in Birmingham? Where is the train station in Sunderland?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Sunderland, located 0.1 miles (116 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Birmingham to Sunderland?

Take the Birmingham to Sunderland train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Birmingham to Sunderland as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When is the earliest train from Birmingham to Sunderland? When is the last train from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The first train from Birmingham to Sunderland leaves at 09: 03   and the last train for this leaves at 12: 03. Omio shows you the latest train from Birmingham to Sunderland times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I purchase Birmingham to Sunderland train tickets to get the best deals?

You can find a train to Sunderland from Birmingham to cost on average £138 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Sunderland train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Sunderland.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales