Sheffield to Sunderland by train

  • First train
    05:24
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 26m
  • Distance
    170 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sheffield to Sunderland by train

Fast trains from Sheffield to Sunderland take around 2 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Sunderland.

1. Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Sunderland?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Sheffield 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 53 departures.

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

The Sheffield to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:24 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 06:49, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Sunderland by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sheffield and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • 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 Sheffield 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.