Trains to Sunderland

The city by the sea

Our website offers cheap fares on LNER trains to Sunderland - with no booking fees!

Sunderland is a hop, skip and jump to the sea. It is just 10 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles northwest of Durham.

With a direct train to London King's Cross taking just three and a half hours, as well as regular trains to Edinburgh and beyond, you'll find travelling by train to Sunderland a breeze.

Fact About Sunderland
Lewis Carroll's famous 'Walrus and the Carpenter' poem is said to be inspired by the Walrus statue which still stands outside of Sunderland's Winter Gardens

Popular trains to Sunderland

Newcastle to Sunderland

Wednesday 27 Dec 2023
330% greener than a car
330% greener than a car

London Kings Cross to Sunderland

Thursday 11 Jan 2024
330% greener than a car

These percentages were calculated using our Carbon Calculator.

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Explore this bustling city set on the coast

Blessed with beautiful beaches, miles of coastline, and plenty of cultural activities, Sunderland is a fantastic place for a fun-packed day out.

Plus, when you join LNER Perks you'll get £5 free and 2% credit back every time you travel with us.

Things to do in Sunderland

Whether it’s a day out at the beach or a weekend uncovering Sunderland's medieval history, there’s plenty to do here.

Where to eat in Sunderland

From British classics to exotic cuisines you’ll find a tasty bite in Sunderland.

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