Sunderland to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 31m
  • Distance
    253 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Aberdeen take around 4 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 253 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Aberdeen?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Sunderland to Aberdeen 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 27 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 23:57.

When to book Sunderland to Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Aberdeen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Sunderland to Aberdeen, 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
  • ScotRail
  • 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.