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Darlington to Sunderland by train

  • First train
    06:20
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    58m
  • Distance
    44 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    57
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Sunderland by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Sunderland take around 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 44 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Sunderland.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Sunderland?

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

We usually find around 60 departures on the route from Darlington to Sunderland 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 64 departures.

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

The Darlington to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 06:20 and the last train is around 21:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 07:00, and the last at 23:55.

When to book Darlington to Sunderland 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 Darlington to Sunderland by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Tyne And Wear Metro

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Sunderland to Darlington 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.