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There are 4 ways to get from Darlington to Sunderland by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Sunderland

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Train via Newcastle  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Sunderland Grn

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Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darlington to Sunderland 31.2 miles

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Sunderland 31.2 miles

Darlington to Sunderland by train

5 Weekly Trains
58 min Average Duration
£6 Cheapest Price
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Darlington → Sunderland
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Sunderland is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Sunderland is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Darlington and arriving at Sunderland. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Darlington and Sunderland is 27 miles. The road distance is 31.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Sunderland without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £6 - £80.

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The train from Darlington to Sunderland takes 58 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Sunderland is 31 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Darlington to Sunderland.

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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

LNER operates a train from Darlington to Sunderland 5 times a week. Tickets cost £6 - £80 and the journey takes 58 min. Grand Central also services this route once a week.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Train from Newcastle to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£1 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £50
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Newcastle to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £10
Nexus Rail
Phone
0191 20 20 747
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
Nexus Rail
Other operators
Taxi from Darlington to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£110 - £140
Paul's Taxis
Phone
+44 7828 285 656
Darlington Station Taxis
Phone
+44 1325 468 888
Website
darlingtonstationtaxis.com
1AB Taxis
Phone
+44 1325 28 28 28
Website
1abtaxis.co.uk

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