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

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  2h 18m

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

$71 - $277

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Subway, train Grand Central  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland

$45 - $217

5 alternative options

Train, subway to London City, fly  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Newcastle (NCL) LCY - NCL

$106 - $371

Subway, train LNER  •  4h 56m

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

$47 - $77

Bus  •  7h 30m

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

$85 - $102

Night bus  •  7h 5m

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

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4h 32m

  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 subway and train which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland is to fly which costs £50 - £220 and takes 2h 18m.

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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 7h 5m.

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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 subway and train which takes 4h 56m and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m 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 2h 18m and costs £50 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £80 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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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: 2h 18m

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

British Airways flies from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sunderland via Darlington in around 7h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
London Underground (Tube)
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
Grand Central
Bus operators
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 Darlington
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
National Express
Bus from Darlington to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
National Express

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