How to travel from Leeds to Sunderland

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from Leeds to Sunderland

How to get from Leeds to Sunderland by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Leeds to Sunderland is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Transpennine Express
Leeds station (LDS)
08:52AMSunderland station (SUN)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
Leeds station (LDS)
08:36AMSunderland station (SUN)
2 transfers
Transpennine Express
Leeds station (LDS)
08:29AMSunderland station (SUN)
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Travel Information to Sunderland from Leeds

distanceDistance76 miles (123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or TransPennine Express

Travel 76 miles (123 km) by train or bus between Leeds and Sunderland. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leeds to Sunderland.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Leeds to Sunderland

Travel between Leeds and Sunderland on National Express, FlixBus and Northern Rail (3) travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains between Leeds and Sunderland. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

    Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Leeds and Sunderland. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

      FAQs: Travel from Leeds to Sunderland

      FAQs: 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 Leeds to Sunderland.

      You can get between Leeds and Sunderland 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Sunderland is a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other travel options from Leeds to Sunderland:

      Taking a bus costs $16 (€14) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $21 (€18).

      The fastest way from Leeds to Sunderland is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Sunderland that take longer:

      Train takes on average 1 h 53 min.

      The distance from Leeds to Sunderland is approximately 76 miles (123 km).

      The average frequency per day from Leeds to Sunderland is:

      • 23 buses per day.
      • 25 trains per day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Leeds to Sunderland:

      • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Leeds to Sunderland depart from Leeds, Coach Station to Sunderland, Interchange.
      • Most travelers take a train from Leeds to Sunderland.

      The following travel companies offer services from Leeds to Sunderland:

      • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus to go to Sunderland by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Leeds to Sunderland tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
      • TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, East Coast or Northern Rail (3) can take you to Sunderland by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for TransPennine Express from Leeds to Sunderland for $21 (€18).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Leeds to Sunderland with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 23 direct buses per day to take to Sunderland with Megabus or National Express.

      Direct services to Sunderland tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Looking to extend your trip from Leeds to Sunderland? Many Omio customers who go from Leeds to Sunderland usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Edinburgh or York. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester, Edinburgh or York from Sunderland, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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