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Travelling from Sunderland to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Exeter take around 6 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 487 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Exeter.

Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Sunderland to Exeter 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 18 departures.

How long is the train journey from Sunderland to Exeter?

The Sunderland to Exeter train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Sunderland to Exeter train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 07:11 and the last train is around 23:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 07:03, and the last at 23:57.

When to book Sunderland to Exeter 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 Exeter by train.

Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Exeter?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • 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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