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Southampton to Sunderland by train

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 30m
  • Distance
    440 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Sunderland by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Sunderland take around 5 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 440 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Sunderland.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Sunderland?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Southampton to Sunderland every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

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

The Southampton to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:09, and the last at 22:55.

When to book Southampton 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 Southampton to Sunderland by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • 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 Southampton 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.