There are 5 ways to get from Sunderland to Whitley Bay by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  57 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. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) Yel

$2 - $4

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Bus, train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland, Vine Place (Opposite The Borough Public House) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office) 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chichester (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Chichester Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) Yel

$4 - $9

Bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland (Outside Sunderland Technology Park) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society) X24
  2. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House) 308 / ...

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunderland to Whitley Bay 16.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Whitley Bay 16.3 miles

$3 - $5

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Whitley Bay. However, there are services departing from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland (Outside Sunderland Technology Park) and arriving at Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House) via Haymarket Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland station to Whitley Bay station. However, there are services departing from Sunderland (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Market Square) and arriving at Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Whitley Bay is 10 miles. The road distance is 16.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Whitley Bay without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Sunderland to Whitley Bay, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach North East, depart from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland (Outside Sunderland Technology Park) station.

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Sunderland to Whitley Bay 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 Whitley Bay is to train which takes 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Sunderland to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House) station.

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Sunderland to Whitley Bay train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road).

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Whitley Bay.
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  • Distance: 9.7 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Whitley Bay, England?

You can take a train from Sunderland to Whitley Bay via Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) in around 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunderland to Whitley Bay via Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society) and Haymarket Bus Station in around 1 h 26 min.

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 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Train from Chichester (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Chichester Metro Station) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, Vine Place (Opposite The Borough Public House) to South Shields, Keppel Street (Outside Head Post Office)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sunderland, Fawcett Street (Outside Keith Patterson) to Chichester, Dean Road (Opposite Chichester Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sunderland, University Of Sunderland (Outside Sunderland Technology Park) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Opposite Northern Rock Building Society)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Sunderland to Whitley Bay
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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