There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL

$71 - $277

Cheapest option

Tube, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle

$48 - $77

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Train, line 20 bus  •  5 h 40 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 / ...

$49 - $76

Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Durham National Express

$88 - $103

Bus, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Durham

$120 - $165

Night bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Sunderland National Express

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland 279 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland is to train and line 20 bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland is to fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Sunderland. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Sunderland is 242 miles. The road distance is 279 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland without a car is to Tube and train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland is to fly which takes 2 h 8 min and costs £50 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £80 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Durham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 241.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Sunderland, England?

British Airways flies from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h.

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
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $130
Train from London Kings Cross to Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
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 10 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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Durham
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com

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