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from Cardiff to Sunderland

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Travel Information to Sunderland from Cardiff

distanceDistance247 miles (399 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £93
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £93 • 6 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 247 miles (399 km) from Cardiff to Sunderland. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus 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.

What are my travel options from Cardiff to Sunderland?

You can travel from Cardiff to Sunderland 2 different ways: coach or train.

How do I get from Cardiff to Sunderland the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Sunderland is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A coach is £81 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Sunderland costing on average £93.

What is the fastest way to Sunderland from Cardiff?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Sunderland is by train with an average journey time of 6 h 11 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 15 min   on average.

How many miles are between Cardiff and Sunderland

Sunderland is approximately 247 miles (399 km) away from Cardiff.

How many services a day are there from Cardiff to Sunderland?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Sunderland is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cardiff to Sunderland?

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

  • Coaches from Cardiff to Sunderland most often leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Trains most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff Central and arrive in Sunderland at Sunderland.

Which travel companies can get me from Cardiff to Sunderland?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cardiff to Sunderland tickets on Omio for £12.
  • Cross Country can take you to Sunderland by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Cardiff to Sunderland for £93.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Sunderland from Cardiff?

Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Sunderland often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sunderland and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase Cardiff to Sunderland tickets online to score the best deals?

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 £12 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £93 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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