How to get to Sunderland from Reading

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from Reading to Sunderland

How to get to Sunderland from Reading by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Reading to Sunderland is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
11:459h30
Reading
21:15Sunderland
£261One-way
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Cheapest
Megabus
11:459h30
Reading
21:15Sunderland
£261One-way
0 changes
Fastest
FlixBus
04:409h25
Reading
14:05Sunderland
£371One-way
0 changes
Other options
National Express
03:1011h30
Reading
14:40Sunderland
£501One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information between Reading and Sunderland

distanceDistance238 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, train or flight
priceTicket price range£6 - £78
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 9 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Coast

Take a coach, train or flight to travel 238 miles from Reading to Sunderland. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or East Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Reading to Sunderland.

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All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Reading to Sunderland

Find the best route from Reading to Sunderland with Grand Central Trains and FlixBus. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Reading to Sunderland

      FAQs: 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 Reading to Sunderland.
      FAQs

      You can get from Reading to Sunderland 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Reading to Sunderland is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £6 compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

      A coach is £54 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Reading to Sunderland costing on average £61.

      A coach is £72 less than a train with an average ticket price of £78 from Reading to Sunderland.

      The fastest way from Reading to Sunderland is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Sunderland that take longer:

      Taking a coach requires on average 9 h 5 min of travel time.

      Train takes on average 5 h 1 min.

      The Reading to Sunderland distance is approximately 238 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Reading to Sunderland is:

      • Around 1 coach per day.
      • 12 trains a day.

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

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

      • Coaches from Reading to Sunderland most often leave from Reading, Station Road (Stop SD) and arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
      • Trains mostly leave from Reading and tend to arrive in Sunderland.

      The following travel companies offer services from Reading to Sunderland:

      • Travel with Megabus or FlixBus for coaches to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Reading to Sunderland tickets on Omio for £6.
      • Travel with East Coast or Grand Central Trains for trains to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for East Coast Reading to Sunderland tickets on Omio for £78.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Reading to Sunderland with the following travel companies:

      • 1 direct coach per day with Megabus.

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

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

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