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There are 4 ways to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Newcastle

£33 - £130

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Train via Edinburgh  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

£40 - £160

Drive  •  4h 31m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Sunderland 245.6 miles

£40 - £60

Fly  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Newcastle (NCL) ABZ - NCL

£91 - £259

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland is to fly which costs £90 - £260 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Sunderland via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Sunderland is 158 miles. The road distance is 245.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland without a car is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs £30 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Sunderland train services, operated by LNER, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs £30 - £130. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £90 - £260 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Aberdeen Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Aberdeen to Sunderland train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 158.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Sunderland, England?

LNER operates a train from Aberdeen to Sunderland 4 times a day. Tickets cost £30 - £50 and the journey takes 4h 4m. CrossCountry also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Aberdeen to Sunderland 3 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £1,800
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£30 - £50
1st Class
£60 - £90
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£19 - £29
1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£19 - £29
1st Class
£35 - £55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£75 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Single
£75 - £120
Off-Peak Single
£80 - £130
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Single
£45 - £75
Off-Peak Single
£40 - £65
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Single
£45 - £75
Off-Peak Single
£40 - £65
ScotRail
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
£85 - £120
Sleeper Berth Solo
£147
Sleeper Seat
£19 - £28
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Sunderland is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4h 31m to drive from Aberdeen to Sunderland.

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Flybe offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 660+ hotels available in Sunderland. Prices start at £45 per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to train which takes 8m and costs £2 - £16.

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