There are 6 ways to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) Grn

$2 - $16

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Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland, Holmeside (Outside Park Lane Market Entrance) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society) X24 / ...

$2 - $18

Rideshare  •  36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne 14 miles

$3

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne 13.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne 13.4 miles

$2 - $5

Walk  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Walk from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne 12.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sunderland, Holmeside (Outside Park Lane Market Entrance) and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) station and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs £1 - £12.

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The train from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) takes 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne bus services, operated by Stagecoach North East, depart from Sunderland, Holmeside (Outside Park Lane Market Entrance) station.

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Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square).

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne is to train which takes 30 min and costs £1 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £13 and takes 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • Distance: 10.4 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Newcastle upon Tyne, England?

Nexus Metro operates a train from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach North East operates a bus from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 39 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Sunderland to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $28
Bus operators
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sunderland, Holmeside (Outside Park Lane Market Entrance) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Opposite The Pet Centre) to Gateshead, Hills Street (Outside Half Moon Hotel Public House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Sunderland Interchange to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Book at
uk.megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne bus services, operated by Stagecoach North East, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society) station.

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Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station).

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne is 13 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Sunderland to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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

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