There are 4 ways to get from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train, line 20 bus  •  3 h 15 min

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

$29 - $89

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Bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Sunderland National Express / ...

$16 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland 86.7 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a town car from Leeds Bradford Airport to Sunderland 86.7 miles

$210 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Leeds Bradford Airport, Bus Point (Leeds Bradford International Airport) and arriving at Sunderland via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) and Sunderland is 73 miles. The road distance is 86.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland without a car is to train and line 20 bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland, including transfers.

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Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sunderland station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland.

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Map of how to get from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 72.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), England and Sunderland, England?

National Express operates a bus from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Sunderland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once a week.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $24
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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 3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
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 from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Leeds Bradford Airport to Sunderland
Estimated price
$210 - $290

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