How to get from Cardiff to Sunderland

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Travel Information to Sunderland from Cardiff

distanceDistance247 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £205
fastestFastest modeTrain • £205 • 6 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 247 miles to Sunderland from Cardiff. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Sunderland.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Sunderland

Travel 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 Cardiff to Sunderland.

There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Sunderland: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Sunderland is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £2 compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A flight is £18 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Cardiff to Sunderland costing on average £20.

A flight is £203 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Sunderland costing on average £205.

The fastest way from Cardiff to Sunderland is by train with an average journey time of 6 h 10 min.

Other travel options between Cardiff and Sunderland can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Sunderland by coach can take on average 8 h 55 min.

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Sunderland is approximately 247 miles away from Cardiff.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Sunderland is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Sunderland from Cardiff as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and tend to arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Sunderland.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Sunderland:

  • You can travel by coach between Cardiff and Sunderland with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Cardiff to Sunderland tickets for £20 on Omio.
  • You can go to Sunderland from Cardiff by train with Cross Country. You'll see cheap train tickets for £205 with Cross Country from Cardiff to Sunderland on Omio.
Your journey from Cardiff to Sunderland doesn't have to end in Sunderland. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Edinburgh to your Cardiff to Sunderland trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sunderland today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £20 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £2 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £205 one way on average.

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

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