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There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Sunderland by plane, car ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  2h 15m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL

£77 - £235

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland

£30 - £39

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Car ferry, bus, train via Glasgow  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle

Train, car ferry  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Larne Harbour 2
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  3. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle

£87 - £413

Car ferry, bus, train  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station 360 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to New Cumnock, Loch View 343
  4. Take the train from New Cumnock to Newcastle

£71 - £189

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Sunderland

£61 - £76

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £29 - £40 and takes 17h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to fly which costs £75 - £240 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W and arriving at Sunderland via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 50m.

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The distance between Belfast and Sunderland is 183 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Sunderland without a car is to car ferry and bus and train via Glasgow which takes 11h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Belfast to Sunderland, including transfers.

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Belfast to Sunderland bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Belfast to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sunderland station.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Sunderland, England?

easyJet flies from Belfast to Sunderland 3 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Train from New Cumnock to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to New Cumnock, Loch View
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dublin Coach
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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There are 668+ hotels available in Sunderland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs £30 - £45.

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