There are 8 ways to get from Sunderland to London by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross

$40 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$24 - $30

6 alternative options

Line 20 bus, train  •  4 h 39 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

$43 - $69

Bus via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch National Express

$28 - $53

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

$95 - $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

$79 - $245

Fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

$104 - $305

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to London is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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

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The distance between Sunderland and London is 242 miles. The road distance is 269.7 miles.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sunderland and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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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.

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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 $120 - $210 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. LNER also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunderland to London via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) and Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 7 h 4 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Grand Central
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from Durham to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com

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