Carlisle to Sunderland by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:25
  • Last train
    21:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 59m

Travelling from Carlisle to Sunderland by train

The fastest trains from Carlisle to Sunderland take around 1 hour and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 99 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Sunderland.

Journeys between Carlisle and Sunderland usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Carlisle to Sunderland every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 36 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:28 and the last train is around 21:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:25, and the last at 21:28.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Carlisle to Sunderland train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Carlisle to Sunderland by train.

Which trains operate between Carlisle and Sunderland?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Carlisle to Sunderland, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Coast
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • Tyne And Wear Metro

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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