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from Birmingham to Sunderland

You can get from Birmingham to Sunderland by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Sunderland on Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMBirmingham5h40 01:25PMSunderland
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07:45AMBirmingham5h40 01:25PMSunderland
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02:05PMBirmingham5h35 07:40PMSunderland
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11:10AMBirmingham5h30 04:40PMSunderland
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03:05AMBirmingham5h45 08:50AMSunderland
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Travel Information to Sunderland from Birmingham

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $93
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€14) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $93 (€77) • 3 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Travel 168 miles (271 km) by bus or train between Birmingham and Sunderland. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Sunderland.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Sunderland

Travel to Sunderland easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Sunderland.

How do I go from Birmingham to Sunderland?

There are 2 ways to travel from Birmingham to Sunderland including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Sunderland is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€14) compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A bus is $77 (€63) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Sunderland costing on average $93 (€77).

What is the fastest way to travel from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Sunderland is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 58 min.

There are alternative travel options to Sunderland that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 25 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The distance from Birmingham to Sunderland is approximately 168 miles (271 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Sunderland?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Sunderland is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Birmingham to Sunderland as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Birmingham to Sunderland?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Sunderland:

  • Buses mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Sunderland.

Which travel companies can get me from Birmingham to Sunderland?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Sunderland:

  • You can travel between Birmingham and Sunderland by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€14) with Megabus from Birmingham to Sunderland.
  • You can take a train from Birmingham to Sunderland with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for $93 (€77) with Cross Country from Birmingham to Sunderland.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Sunderland from Birmingham ends?

Your trip from Birmingham to Sunderland doesn't have to end in Sunderland. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Edinburgh to your Birmingham to Sunderland tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sunderland today!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Birmingham and Sunderland online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Birmingham to Sunderland, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $17 (€14) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $93 (€77) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Sunderland tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.