There are 6 ways to get from Sunderland to Barnard Castle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) Grn
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  3. Take the bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) X75 / ...

$26 - $71

Cheapest option

Line 20 bus, bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Tunstall Road to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K) X21 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) 85 / ...

$12 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) B66

$17 - $20

Line 20 bus, line 6 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Durham, Bus Station to Cockfield, Workmens Club 6

$16 - $17

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Barnard Castle 38.3 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Barnard Castle 38.3 miles

$8 - $12

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Barnard Castle, England?

You can take a bus from Sunderland to Barnard Castle via Durham, Bus Station, Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K), and Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E) in around 3 h 1 min.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand C)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand C) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Cockfield, Workmens Club
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Tunstall Road to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand A)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand A) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Scarlet Band
Phone
contact@scarletbandbuses.co.uk
Email
01740 654247
Website
scarletbandbuses.co.uk
Bus from Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
scarletbandbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Sunderland to Barnard Castle
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sunderland and Barnard Castle is 53 km. The road distance is 61 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Barnard Castle is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Barnard Castle is to taxi which takes 50 min and costs £100 - £130.

No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Barnard Castle. However, there are services departing from Tunstall Road and arriving at Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) via Durham, Bus Station and Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Sunderland to Barnard Castle, including transfers.