There are 4 ways to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunstall Road to Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br 20 / ...

$2 - $7

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Train  •  1 h 7 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 Durham

$8 - $49

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral 13.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral 13.4 miles

$2 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral is to bus which costs £2 - £5 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tunstall Road and arriving at Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland station to Durham Cathedral. However, there are services departing from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) and arriving at Durham via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Durham Cathedral is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral without a car is to bus which takes 54 min and costs £2 - £5.

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The bus from Tunstall Road to Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br takes 48 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Sunderland to Durham Cathedral bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from Tunstall Road station.

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Sunderland to Durham Cathedral train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square).

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral is to bus which takes 54 min and costs £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £6 - £40 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral.
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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Durham Cathedral, England?

Go North East operates a bus from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 48 min. Arriva North East also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro), Newcastle, and Durham in around 1 h 7 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 10 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 Durham
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Tunstall Road to Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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Sunderland to Durham Cathedral bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br station.

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Sunderland to Durham Cathedral train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Durham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Durham Cathedral is 13 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Sunderland to Durham Cathedral.

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