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

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to Middlesbrough National Express / ...

$6 - $20

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Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Sunderland to Middlesbrough 28.2 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Sunderland to Middlesbrough

$12 - $18

Bus, line 1 bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland Interchange to Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Opp Yates's) 23 / ...
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Hartlepool, York Road - Central Library (South Road) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 1

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Middlesbrough 27.9 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Middlesbrough 27.9 miles

$6 - $9

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sunderland and arriving at Middlesbrough. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunderland and arriving at Middlesbrough. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Middlesbrough is 24 miles. The road distance is 27.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Middlesbrough without a car is to bus which takes 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Sunderland to Middlesbrough takes 45 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Sunderland to Middlesbrough bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Sunderland station.

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Sunderland to Middlesbrough train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Sunderland station.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Middlesbrough is to bus which takes 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 53 min.

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Sunderland to Middlesbrough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Middlesbrough station.

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Sunderland to Middlesbrough train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Middlesbrough station.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Middlesbrough.
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  • Distance: 23.6 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Sunderland to Middlesbrough every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min. Megabus UK also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Northern Rail operates a train from Sunderland to Middlesbrough hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 53 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Opp Yates's)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Hartlepool, Victoria Road - Avenue Road (Yates's)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Stagecoach Hartlepool
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hartlepool, York Road - Central Library (South Road) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Sunderland to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Sunderland to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Middlesbrough is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Sunderland to Middlesbrough.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Sunderland and Middlesbrough. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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