There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland by train, bus, car, subway 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  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland

$48 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leeds to Sunderland National Express

$34 - $44

5 alternative options

Train, line 20 bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$51 - $78

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool Street to Sunderland 278.5 miles

$55 - $90

Tube to London Heathrow, fly  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL

$100 - $330

Train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL

$84 - $255

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$115 - $323

What companies run services between Liverpool Street, England and Sunderland, England?

Grand Central operates a train from Liverpool Street to Sunderland 5 times a day. Tickets cost $130 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool Street to Sunderland via Bishopsgate, All Hallows Church, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Leeds in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
Grand Central
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from London Kings Cross to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool Street to Sunderland?

The distance between Liverpool Street and Sunderland is 386 km. The road distance is 446 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland?

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 9 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland?

The quickest way to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland is to Tube and fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs £70 - £240.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool Street and Sunderland?

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool Street to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Bishopsgate, All Hallows Church and arriving at Sunderland via London Victoria Coach Station and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland?

It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Liverpool Street to Sunderland, including transfers.