There are 6 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 - $19

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Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.7 miles

$3

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Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Middlesbrough to Sunderland

$11 - $17

Line 1 bus, line 23 bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 20 to Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Yates's) 1
  2. Take the line 23 bus from Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Opp Yates's) to Sunderland Interchange 23

$14

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.9 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Middlesbrough to Sunderland 28.9 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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The nearest airport to Sunderland is Newcastle (NCL) Airport which is 16 miles away. Other nearby airports include Leeds Bradford (LBA) (72.8 miles), Edinburgh (EDI) (106.6 miles), Manchester (MAN) (113 miles) and Liverpool (LPL) (124.3 miles).

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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 $11 - $17 and the journey takes 54 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 - $19
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach Hartlepool
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 20 to Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Yates's)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Opp Yates's) to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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