Derby to Sunderland by train

  • First train
    05:56
  • Last train
    20:16
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 58m
  • Distance
    221 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 23m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Derby to Sunderland by train

Fast trains from Derby to Sunderland take around 2 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 221 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Sunderland.

1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Sunderland?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Derby to Sunderland every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Derby to Sunderland?

The Derby to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Derby to Sunderland train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 05:56 and the last train is around 20:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 05:56, and the last at 20:16.

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Sunderland by train.

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Which train companies operate between Derby and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Tyne And Wear Metro

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

Sunderland to Derby by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.