Sunderland to Durham by train

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Travelling from Sunderland to Durham by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Durham take around 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 19 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Durham.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Durham?

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

We usually find around 55 departures on the route from Sunderland to Durham 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 67 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Durham train travel time is normally about 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Durham is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:50 and the last train is around 20:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:53, and the last at 21:32.

When to book Sunderland to Durham 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 Sunderland to Durham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Durham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • 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.

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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.