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

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Train, bus  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Durham
  2. Take the bus from Durham, Millburngate Stand M to Lanchester, Blue Bell Court X15 / ...

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Train, bus via Newcastle  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Newcastle Grn
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Durham
  3. Take the bus from Durham, Millburngate Stand M to Lanchester, Blue Bell Court X15 / ...

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Train, bus via Metrocentre, Coach Park  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Metrocentre
  2. Take the bus from Metrocentre, Coach Park to Lanchester, Green X6a

Line 78 bus, bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the line 78 bus from Sunderland Interchange to Chester-le-Street, Black Horse 78
  2. Take the bus from Durham, Aykley Heads - for University Hospital to Lanchester, Blue Bell Court X15 / ...

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Lanchester 21.5 miles

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Lanchester 21.5 miles

Sunderland to Lanchester by train and bus

The journey time between Sunderland and Lanchester is around 1h 34m and covers a distance of around 34 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 44 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 34m. Operated by LNER and Go North East, the Sunderland to Lanchester service departs from Sunderland and arrives in Lanchester, Blue Bell Court. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
50 min
Layover time:
44 min
Total time:
1h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 34m
Journey distance:
34 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sunderland to Lanchester train and bus schedules

Sunderland → Lanchester
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lanchester is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Lanchester is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Lanchester is to line 78 bus and bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 3h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Sunderland to Lanchester is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs £75 - £95.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Lanchester. However, there are services departing from Sunderland Interchange and arriving at Lanchester, Blue Bell Court via Chester-le-Street, Black Horse and Durham, Aykley Heads - for University Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Lanchester is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Lanchester without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 51m and costs £4 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Sunderland to Lanchester, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Lanchester bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from Sunderland Interchange station.

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Sunderland to Lanchester bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Lanchester, Blue Bell Court station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Lanchester is 21 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Sunderland to Lanchester.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Lanchester.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Lanchester, England?

You can take a bus from Sunderland to Lanchester via Chester-le-Street, Black Horse and Durham, Aykley Heads - for University Hospital in around 3h 5m.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Durham
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
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 Durham
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Metrocentre
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£6 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£8 - £12
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 Durham
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£6 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £11
Nexus Rail
Phone
0191 20 20 747
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
Nexus Rail
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
gonortheast.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Millburngate Stand M to Lanchester, Blue Bell Court
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
Go North East
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Chester-le-Street, Black Horse
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
Go North East
Bus from Durham, Aykley Heads - for University Hospital to Lanchester, Blue Bell Court
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£1
Website
Go North East
Weardale Motor Services
Phone
+44 1388 528235
Email
angela@weardalemotorservices.co.uk
Website
weardale-travel.co.uk
Bus from Metrocentre, Coach Park to Lanchester, Green
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Weardale Motor Services
Other operators
Taxi from Sunderland to Lanchester
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
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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