It takes an average of 3h 40m to travel from London Kings Cross to Sunderland by train, over a distance of around 239 miles (384 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Sunderland and tickets for this journey start from £31 when you book in advance.
London Kings Cross
From 3h 16m
239 miles (384 km)
14 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland usually takes 3 hours 40 minutes on average to travel 239 miles (384 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 16 minutes. You can expect to find 14 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Sunderland, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. All or part of your journey will be served by London North Eastern Railway, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from London Kings Cross to Sunderland if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £31.00. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Sunderland is 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 14 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 London Kings Cross to Sunderland is 3 hours and 16 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Sunderland can start from as little as £31 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Sunderland without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from London Kings Cross to Sunderland each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland leaves at 06:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Kings Cross to Sunderland leaves at 20:14. 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 London Kings Cross to Sunderland cover a distance of around 239 miles (384 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Sunderland to London Kings Cross.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London Kings Cross to Sunderland is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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