There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Sunderland by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

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Car ferry, train via Holyhead  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle

£119 - £277

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sunderland National Express

£19 - £24

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Car ferry, train, bus  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Sunderland Interchange M36

£105 - £150

Car ferry, train  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle

£98 - £285

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Sunderland

£70 - £98

Fly to Newcastle  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL

£30 - £334

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

£42 - £376

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle

£86 - £308

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle

£42 - £390

Fly to Carlisle, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Carlisle (CAX) DUB - CAX
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

£97 - £327

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Sunderland is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Sunderland is to fly which costs 30€ - 380€ and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Sunderland via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h.

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The distance between Dublin and Sunderland is 226 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Sunderland without a car is to car ferry and train via Holyhead which takes 9h 58m and costs 130€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from Dublin to Sunderland, including transfers.

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Dublin to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 226.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Sunderland, England?

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Sunderland 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £140
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £130
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £300
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tfw.wales
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£20 - £29
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £70
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £20
Off-Peak Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £170
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£18 - £29
Website
Megabus UK
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
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£30 - £33
car
£90
Passenger
£32
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119

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There are 616+ hotels available in Sunderland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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