If you're taking the train to The Stadium of Light, you need a ticket to Sunderland station. The stadium is on the north bank of the River Wear, a fifteen-minute walk from the station. Sunderland has regular services from Newcastle, as well as five trains a day from London Kings Cross via York. The Stadium of Light also has its own Metro station, on the Green Line between Newcastle Airport and South Hylton. It's a ten-minute walk from the stadium.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:55 - 18:00
Saturday 06:55 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms for disabled passengers from the North end of the station. Open for all services.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About the Stadium of Light

With its location on the banks of the River Wear, the Stadium of Light has one of the most dramatic settings of any in the country, and it has been a fitting home for Sunderland AFC since the club moved to it in 1997. With a capacity of 49,000, it is not only the venue for the football club's home games, but also a popular venue for large-scale concerts.

Unless Sunderland AFC is a playing big club or local rival Newcastle United, most games do not sell out - so it is relatively easy to get hold of a ticket for matches at the Stadium of Light. Your best bet is to visit the club's website or call the ticket office a few weeks in advance. Ticket prices depend on the category of game, starting at £25 for the lowest-category match and rising to £40 and above for high-demand fixtures.

Visitors can also to take a tour of the stadium. It lasts about an hour and will take you to the dressing room, out to the pitch, into the dugouts and also into the players' lounge. The tour runs every day of the week, except when Sunderland have a home game, and costs £10.

Departures and arrivals from Sunderland

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sunderland station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro10:483Scheduled
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro11:003Scheduled
to NunthorpeNorthern11:021On time
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro11:123Scheduled
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro11:243Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro10:452On time
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro10:572On time
from HexhamNorthern11:011On time
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro11:092On time
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro11:212On time

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