There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Sunderland by plane, car ferry, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 16 min

  1. BFS - NCL

$41 - $135

6 alternative options

Fly from Belfast City  •  3 h 9 min

  1. BHD - NCL

$63 - $280

Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 3 min

$73 - $97

Car ferry, bus, train via Edinburgh  •  9 h 24 min

  1. 923

$102 - $196

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. 685

$62 - $81

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 11 min

$109 - $146

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 41 min

$75 - $95

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
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Kilmarnock to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$173

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Sunderland is 294 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to fly which costs £30 - £100 and takes 3 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £45 - £210.

It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Belfast to Sunderland, including transfers.