Edinburgh to Sunderland by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Sunderland by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Sunderland take around 1 hour and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 163 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Sunderland.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Sunderland?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Sunderland usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 46 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Sunderland?
The Edinburgh to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Sunderland train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 21:00.
What's the Edinburgh to Sunderland train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Sunderland are $16.84.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $20 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $27. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Sunderland by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Sunderland?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Sunderland, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- 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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