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There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Sunderland by plane, train, car ferry, bus, 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 Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle  •  3 h 23 min

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

$41 - $134

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Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$65 - $272

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) BHD - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle

$81 - $265

Car ferry, train TransPennine Express  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle

$105 - $235

Car ferry, train  •  12 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle

$118 - $294

Car ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  3. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Eldon Square Bus Station 685

$94 - $117

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sunderland

$41 - $56

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 48 min

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

$67 - $157

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Sunderland is to fly which costs £30 - £110 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Sunderland via Dublin and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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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 train which takes 11 h 17 min and costs £80 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min 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 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: 3 h 23 min

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

easyJet flies from Belfast to Sunderland twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to line 300 shuttle which takes 30 min and costs £5 - £8.

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