How to get from London to Sunderland

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from London to Sunderland

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

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To get from London to Sunderland on 19 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Sunderland from London

distanceDistance239 miles (386 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £107
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £107 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Grand Central Trains

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 239 miles (386 km) to Sunderland from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, Loganair or Grand Central Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Sunderland.

How to Travel from London to Sunderland?

It's possible to reach Sunderland from London via train, bus, and plane. It is a fairly busy route because of its proximity to the large city of Newcastle, with services running throughout the day, every day, including weekends. Journey times vary from around one hour by plane to six hours by bus.

What is the Cheapest Way to Get from London to Sunderland?

The cheapest way to travel between London and Sunderland is by bus, and the cheapest provider is National Express. Coaches leave from London's Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Sunderland Interchange. Buses leave every few hours, with the first bus of the day leaving around breakfast time and the last bus departing before midnight. Most services run direct, but some may have one change in Leeds.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Sunderland?

The fastest way to travel between London and Sunderland is by plane, with a journey time of around one hour and 15 minutes. Flights leave from London Heathrow and arrive at Newcastle Airport, which is around a 40-minute drive or a one-hour bus journey from Sunderland. There are around two flights per day, leaving in the early evening, and flights are provided by British Airways.

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Travel from London to Sunderland by Train 

There are various train services between these cities. Grand Central offers the only direct service, which takes around three hours and 40 minutes, while LNER's trains usually have one change in Newcastle, with a journey time of around three and a half hours. Trains run all day, with the first leaving London Kings Cross first thing in the morning and the last leaving late at night. Trains from London arrive at Sunderland Station, which is in the middle of the city centre, next to all of the city's major shopping areas and attractions. It is also served by the local Metro.

Travel from London to Sunderland by Bus

Buses are operated by National Express and Megabus, with National Express offering the cheapest service and Megabus offering the fastest. Many National Express coaches have one change in Leeds which increases the journey time to around seven hours and 40 minutes, while Megabus services run directly, with their fastest service lasting six hours and 15 minutes. Buses run all day, with the first bus departing at first thing in the morning and the last service departing at around late at night. Buses leave from Victoria Coach Station in Westminster and arrive at Sunderland Interchange, which is in the southeast of the city. It a short walk from Sunderland Station.

Travel from London to Sunderland by Plane

Planes to Sunderland depart from London Heathrow and arrive at either Newcastle Airport or Leeds Bradford Airport. Leeds Bradford is 86 miles from Sunderland, whereas Newcastle Airport is 22 miles away, and is well-connected to Sunderland by rail, bus, and car. British Airways run several services a day, with the first leaving London mid-morning and the last leaving around tea time. When travelling to Leeds Bradford Airport, the plane journey lasts one hour, and when travelling to Newcastle Airport, it lasts around one hour and 15 minutes.

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FAQs

There are 3 ways to get from London to Sunderland: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from London to Sunderland is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A coach is generally £76 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £107 from London to Sunderland.

A coach is generally £20 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £51 from London to Sunderland.

The quickest way to travel to Sunderland from London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Sunderland by coach can take on average 5 h 20 min.

In comparison, getting to Sunderland by train can take on average 3 h 19 min.

The distance from London to Sunderland is approximately 239 miles (386 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Sunderland is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Sunderland:

  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Sunderland.

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

  • You can take a coach from London to Sunderland with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £31 with National Express from London to Sunderland.
  • You can travel from London to Sunderland by flight with Loganair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £107 with Loganair from London to Sunderland.
  • You can travel from London to Sunderland by train with Grand Central Trains. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £51 with Grand Central Trains from London to Sunderland.

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

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can take a direct train with with 4 direct trains per day.

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 from London to Sunderland.

Many of our customers travelling from London to Sunderland don't make Sunderland their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Manchester, Edinburgh or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your London and Sunderland trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Sunderland to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from London to Sunderland, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £31 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £107 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £51 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Sunderland online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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