There are 9 ways to get from Birmingham to Sunderland by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, line 20 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Durham
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Durham, Bus Station to Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Outside Tourist Information) 20 / ...

$88 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland National Express

$19 - $25

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Train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Durham

$103 - $147

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Sunderland 201.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Birmingham to Newcastle  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newcastle (NCL) BHX - NCL

$34 - $223

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$98 - $264

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL

$166 - $434

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$81 - $336

Train to Cardiff, fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL

$123 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Sunderland is to bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Sunderland is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Sunderland is 170 miles. The road distance is 201.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Birmingham to Sunderland, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Sunderland. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Sunderland, England?

National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Sunderland 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Sunderland via Liverpool Lime Street, Durham, and Durham, Bus Station in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Newquay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Grenoble
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Cork
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Outside Tourist Information)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
National Express

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