How to get from Sunderland to Birmingham

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from Sunderland to Birmingham

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

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To get from Sunderland to Birmingham on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:48Sunderland3h39 13:27Birmingham New Street
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09:32Sunderland3h55 13:27Birmingham New Street
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09:00Sunderland4h08 13:08Birmingham New Street
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Travel Information between Sunderland and Birmingham

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £73 • 3 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Travel 168 miles (271 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Birmingham from Sunderland. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Sunderland to Birmingham.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel between Sunderland and Birmingham including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Sunderland to Birmingham is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A ferry is generally £17 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £17 from Sunderland to Birmingham.

A ferry is about £4 less than a flight, which costs on average £4 for this journey.

A ferry is about £73 less than a train, which costs on average £73 for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Sunderland to Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 3 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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You should expect to travel around 168 miles (271 km) from Sunderland to Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Sunderland to Birmingham is:

  • 3 coaches a day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Sunderland to Birmingham 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 when travelling from Sunderland to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Sunderland, Interchange to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Sunderland and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Sunderland to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Sunderland to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £73.
Looking to extend your trip from Sunderland to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Sunderland to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Sunderland to Birmingham, 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 on average £17 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £4 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £73 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Sunderland to Birmingham 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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