Durham to Sunderland by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:35
  • Last train
    00:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    42m

Travelling from Durham to Sunderland by train

The fastest trains from Durham to Sunderland take around 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 19 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Durham and Sunderland.

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Durham 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 48 departures. The duration is normally about 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Durham around 06:35 and the last train is around 00:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Durham around 07:17, and the last at 21:16.

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

When to book Durham 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 Durham to Sunderland by train.

Which trains operate between Durham and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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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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