There are 4 ways to get from Whitby to Sunderland by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Whitby to Sunderland

$23 - $35

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Bus via Dalton Park, Shopping Centre (Retail park bus turning circle)  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 to Dalton Park, Shopping Centre (Retail park bus turning circle) X10

$16 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitby, Prospect Hill to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X93
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Sunderland National Express / ...

$17 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Whitby to Sunderland 62.3 miles

$13 - $20

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No, there is no direct bus from Whitby to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Whitby, Prospect Hill and arriving at Sunderland via Middlesbrough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Whitby and arriving at Sunderland. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Whitby and Sunderland is 42 miles. The road distance is 62.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Whitby to Sunderland without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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The train from Whitby to Sunderland takes 2 h 29 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Whitby to Sunderland bus services, operated by Arriva North East, depart from Whitby, Prospect Hill station.

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

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The best way to get from Whitby to Sunderland is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 47 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Whitby to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 42.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Whitby, North Yorkshire, England and Sunderland, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Whitby to Sunderland twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Whitby to Sunderland via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 and Middlesbrough in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Prospect Hill to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Middlesbrough to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
40 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 Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Sunderland Interchange
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 to Dalton Park, Shopping Centre (Retail park bus turning circle)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Whitby to Sunderland is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Whitby to Sunderland.

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