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There are 5 ways to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland National Express / ...

$6 - $20

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.7 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Middlesbrough to Sunderland

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.9 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Middlesbrough and arriving at Sunderland. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Middlesbrough and arriving at Sunderland. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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The distance between Middlesbrough and Sunderland is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland without a car is to bus which takes 40 min and costs £5 - £15.

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The bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland takes 40 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Middlesbrough to Sunderland train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Middlesbrough station.

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The best way to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland is to bus which takes 40 min and costs £5 - £15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Middlesbrough to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 23.6 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Middlesbrough, England and Sunderland, England?

National Express operates a bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 40 min. Megabus UK also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Northern Rail operates a train from Middlesbrough to Sunderland hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 54 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
Megabus UK
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
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Taxi from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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

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Middlesbrough to Sunderland train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Sunderland station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Middlesbrough to Sunderland is 29 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Middlesbrough to Sunderland.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Middlesbrough and Sunderland. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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