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Sunderland to Wakefield by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 17m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 19m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Wakefield by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Wakefield take around 2 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Wakefield.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Wakefield?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Sunderland to Wakefield 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 23 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Wakefield train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Wakefield is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:50 and the last train is around 23:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Sunderland to Wakefield 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 Wakefield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Wakefield?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Grand Central
  • 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.

Wakefield to Sunderland 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.