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from Birmingham to Sunderland

You can get from Birmingham to Sunderland by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Sunderland on 28 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:50Birmingham5h35 13:25Sunderland
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£161One-way
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07:50Birmingham5h35 13:25Sunderland
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£161One-way
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11:15Birmingham5h35 16:50Sunderland
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13:20Birmingham5h35 18:55Sunderland
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£191One-way
17:15Birmingham5h40 22:55Sunderland
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£161One-way

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Sun
29 May
£143Cross Country
£14Megabus
Mon
30 May
£135Cross Country
£12Megabus
Tue
31 May
£135Cross Country
£12Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£135Cross Country
£12Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£71Cross Country
£12Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£72Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£71Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
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£14Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£135Cross Country
£12Megabus
Tue
7 Jun
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£14Megabus
Wed
8 Jun
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£12Megabus

Travel Information between Birmingham and Sunderland

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £69
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £69 • 3 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Travel 168 miles (271 km) by coach or train to Sunderland from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Sunderland.

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FAQs

How do you get from Birmingham to Sunderland?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Sunderland: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Sunderland from Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Sunderland. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A coach is about £55 less than a train, which costs on average £69 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Sunderland is by train, which takes on average 3 h 58 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The Birmingham to Sunderland distance is approximately 168 miles (271 km).

How many services a day are there between Birmingham and Sunderland?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Sunderland is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Sunderland as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Sunderland?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Sunderland:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Sunderland.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Sunderland?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Sunderland, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Sunderland by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Birmingham to Sunderland for £14 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Birmingham to Sunderland tickets on Omio for £69.

Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to Sunderland?

Yes, there are direct services available to Sunderland from Birmingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Sunderland as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Birmingham and Sunderland.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Birmingham and Sunderland ends?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Sunderland often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Sunderland itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Sunderland and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Birmingham and Sunderland online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Sunderland, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £14 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £69 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Sunderland tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.