There are 7 ways to get from Sunderland to London by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross

$45 - $230

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to London Marble Arch National Express

$26 - $35

5 alternative options

Line 20 bus, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Durham to London Kings Cross

$48 - $74

Bus via Leeds  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to Leeds National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds to London Marble Arch National Express

$31 - $57

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to London 269.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$98 - $325

Fly to Southampton, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$82 - $250

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

Grand Central operates a train from Sunderland to London 5 times a day. Tickets cost $130 - $230 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Sunderland to London 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Grand Central
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Durham to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sunderland to London?

The distance between Sunderland and London is 387 km. The road distance is 432 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sunderland to London?

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to London is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 7 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sunderland to London?

The quickest way to get from Sunderland to London is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs £30 - £160.

Is there a direct train between Sunderland and London?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunderland and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sunderland and London?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sunderland and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Sunderland to London?

The train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross takes 3 h 22 min including transfers and departs every four hours.