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There are 5 ways to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Newcastle  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland

£11 - £167

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Bus  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Heworth Interchange to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station B66

Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Thornaby
  2. Take the train from Thornaby to Bishop Auckland

£21 - £35

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland 25.3 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland 25.3 miles

£3 - £6

Sunderland to Bishop Auckland by train

The train journey time between Sunderland and Bishop Auckland is around 2h 31m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 46m. Services are operated by Northern Rail, LNER, CrossCountry and others. Typically 89 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 31m
Fastest train time:
1h 46m
Trains per week:
89
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:39
Last train departs at:
22:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sunderland to Bishop Auckland train schedules

Sunderland → Bishop Auckland
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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Bishop Auckland via Newcastle and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 17m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Bishop Auckland is 21 miles. The road distance is 25.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland without a car is to train via Newcastle which takes 2h 17m and costs £10 - £170.

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It takes approximately 2h 17m to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland is to train via Newcastle which takes 2h 17m and costs £10 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 21m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Bishop Auckland is 25 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland.
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  • Distance: 21 miles
  • Duration: 2h 17m

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Bishop Auckland, England?

You can take a train from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland via Newcastle and Darlington in around 2h 17m. Alternatively, Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd operates a bus from Heworth Interchange to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station twice a week, and the journey takes 1h 7m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £10
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Sunderland to Thornaby
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Thornaby to Bishop Auckland
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £14
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£1 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Heworth Interchange to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Other operators
Taxi from Sunderland to Bishop Auckland
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
Station Taxis
Phone
+44 191 555 5 555
Website
stationtaxis.com
Lakeside & Tunstall Taxis
Phone
+44 191 511 0505
Durham city taxis
Phone
+44 1207 772 088
Website
durham-city-taxis.com
Dart Taxis
Phone
+44 800 169 3736
City Taxis
Phone
+44 191 511 0111
Website
citytaxis-sunderland.co.uk

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