Sunderland to Darlington by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    56m

Travelling from Sunderland to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Darlington take around 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 44 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Darlington.

Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Darlington?

Journeys between Sunderland and Darlington usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Sunderland to Darlington 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 64 departures.

How long is the train journey from Sunderland to Darlington?

The Sunderland to Darlington train travel time is normally about 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Sunderland to Darlington train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 07:03, and the last at 23:57.

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

When to book Sunderland to Darlington 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 Sunderland to Darlington by train.

Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Darlington?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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