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Sunderland to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 4h 2m to travel from Sunderland to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 239 miles (384 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Sunderland to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £17 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 18m
PriceFrom £17
Distance239 miles (384 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train04:39
Last train18:13
Departure stationSunderland
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Sunderland to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sunderland to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 14th December 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:48 14:40 3h 52m, 2 changes
11:12 14:50 3h 38m, 2 changes
11:48 15:40 3h 52m, 2 changes
12:12 15:51 3h 39m, 2 changes
12:30 16:08 3h 38m, direct
12:48 16:41 3h 53m, 2 changes
13:12 16:48 3h 36m, 2 changes
13:36 17:39 4h 3m, 2 changes
14:12 17:51 3h 39m, 2 changes
14:48 18:41 3h 53m, 2 changes

How to travel from Sunderland to London Kings Cross by train

Want to travel from Sunderland to London Kings Cross by train? Start your journey with us.

On average, it takes around 4h 1m to travel from Sunderland to London Kings Cross by train, and you'll usually find 11 trains running along the route daily for 239 miles (384 km). You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. Want to reach your destination quickly? With LNER and Grand Central Railway, you can get to London Kings Cross in just 3h 26m on the fastest services. You’ll also get to enjoy free WiFi on board.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard. You can check ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Sunderland to London Kings Cross with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Sunderland to London Kings Cross? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross take?

The average journey time by train between Sunderland and London Kings Cross is 4 hours and 2 minutes, with around 12 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Sunderland and London Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross is 3 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Sunderland to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £17 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.

Is there a direct train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Sunderland to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Sunderland to London Kings Cross each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross leave?

The last train from Sunderland to London Kings Cross leaves at 18:13. 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.

What's the distance between Sunderland and London Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Sunderland to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 239 miles (384 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Sunderland.

Cheap train tickets from Sunderland to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Sunderland to London Kings Cross start at £17 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Sunderland to London Kings Cross is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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