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Duration 4h 51m
Distance 186 miles
Average price £96
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Sunderland and Stoke-on-Trent takes 4h 51m and the fastest train takes 3h 49m. The train service runs several times per day from Sunderland to Stoke-on-Trent. 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. Newcastle
  2. Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Stoke-on-Trent
4h 44m
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£61 - £227

Sunderland to Stoke-on-Trent train times

Trains run every two hours between Sunderland and Stoke-on-Trent. The earliest departure is at 07:56 in the morning, and the last departure from Sunderland is at 20:29 which arrives into Stoke-on-Trent at 08:56. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 51m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Stoke-on-Trent. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Stoke-on-Trent via Newcastle and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Stoke-on-Trent is 136 miles. The road distance is 186 miles.

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Sunderland to Stoke-on-Trent train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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Sunderland to Stoke-on-Trent train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Stoke-on-Trent station.

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