It takes an average of 5h 2m to travel from Liverpool to Sunderland by train, over a distance of around 122 miles (197 km). There are normally 57 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to Sunderland and tickets for this journey start from £26.90 when you book in advance.
From 3h 25m
122 miles (197 km)
57 trains per day
Thinking about taking the train from Liverpool to Sunderland? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 5 hours 2 minutes to travel the 122 miles (197 km) from Liverpool to Sunderland by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 25 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 57 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Transport for Wales to Sunderland. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
Book train tickets from Liverpool to Sunderland in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £26.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Sunderland by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.
The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Sunderland is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 57 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Sunderland is 3 hours and 25 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Liverpool to Sunderland can start from as little as £26.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Liverpool to Sunderland. Travelling from Liverpool to Sunderland by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Liverpool to Sunderland leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Liverpool to Sunderland leaves at 23:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Liverpool to Sunderland cover a distance of around 122 miles (197 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Sunderland to Liverpool.
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