There are 4 ways to get from Sunderland to Liverpool by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street

£57 - £86

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Bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn M36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express / ...

£12 - £31

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Liverpool 166.8 miles

£26 - £40

Fly  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Liverpool (LPL) NCL - LPL

£31 - £202

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Liverpool is to bus which costs £12 - £35 and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Liverpool is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Liverpool station. However, there are services departing from Sunderland Interchange and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Liverpool is 122 miles. The road distance is 166.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Sunderland to Liverpool, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Liverpool bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Sunderland Interchange station.

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Sunderland to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Liverpool is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £35 and takes 5h 11m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £210 and takes 5h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 122.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Sunderland to Liverpool every 3 hours. Tickets cost £55 - £80 and the journey takes 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunderland to Liverpool One via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn and Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 5h 11m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Newcastle to Liverpool via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £750
Flights from Newcastle to Liverpool via Bristol, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £380
Flights from Newcastle to Liverpool via Bristol, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Newcastle to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £190
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Sunderland to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Sunderland to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Liverpool is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Sunderland to Liverpool.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 1036+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Newcastle Airport is to train which takes 55 min and costs £3 - £4.

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