There are 4 ways to get from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Grn

$32 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 38 min

  1. National Express

$15 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 58 min

  1. M20

$28 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 129.3 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland?

You can take a train from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro), Newcastle, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Gateway, and Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway (Edinburgh Trams) in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 35 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
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sunderland and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 171 km. The road distance is 207 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Edinburgh Airport, Stance F (Airport) via Edinburgh, North St David Street (at 3). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Sunderland to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), including transfers.