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There are 3 ways to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Sunderland Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms

Drive

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet

Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet by train and bus

The journey time between Sunderland and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 6h 36m and covers a distance of around 139 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 54m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Northern Rail, Nexus Rail, LNER and others, the Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet service departs from Sunderland and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 37 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 41m
Layover time:
2h 54m
Total time:
6h 36m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 40m
Journey distance:
139 miles
Services per week:
37
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:39
Last service departs at:
23:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Sunderland → Gatehouse of Fleet
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gatehouse of Fleet is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Gatehouse of Fleet is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, there are services departing from Sunderland Interchange and arriving at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms via Edinburgh, Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Gatehouse of Fleet is 112 miles. The road distance is 135.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 56m and costs £20 - £130.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Sunderland Interchange station.

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Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Gatehouse of Fleet. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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  • Distance: 111.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, you can take the train to Newcastle, take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Dumfries, take the walk to Dumfries, Railway Station, then take the bus to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sunderland to Gatehouse of Fleet via Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station, and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 9h 5m.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £55
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Sunderland Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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