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Leicester to Sunderland by train
Fastest journey3hr 44m
Trains per day47
Avg. journey time5hr 6m
Travelling from Leicester to Sunderland by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Sunderland take around 3 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 254 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Sunderland.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Sunderland?
Journeys between Leicester and Sunderland usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Leicester 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 Leicester to Sunderland?
The Leicester to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Sunderland train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:04 and the last train is around 00:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 06:15, and the last at 23:33.
When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Sunderland by train.
Which train companies operate between Leicester and Sunderland?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Sunderland, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central
- Grand Central Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- 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.
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