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Duration 4h 6m
Distance 200.9 miles
Average price £183
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Birmingham and Sunderland takes 4h 6m and the fastest train takes 3h 46m. There is a train service every few hours from Birmingham to Sunderland. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Birmingham New Street
  2. Sunderland
4h 2m
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£95 - £253

Birmingham to Sunderland train times

Trains run hourly between Birmingham and Sunderland. The earliest departure is at 06:03 in the morning, and the last departure from Birmingham is at 18:03 which arrives into Sunderland at 22:04. All services require a transfer at Newcastle and take an average of 4h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Sunderland via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Sunderland is 170 miles. The road distance is 200.9 miles.

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Birmingham to Sunderland train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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Birmingham to Sunderland train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Newcastle station.

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What companies run services between Birmingham and Sunderland?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle hourly. Tickets cost £90 - £250 and the journey takes 3h 15m.
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