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Sunderland to Bradford by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 27m
  • Distance
    126 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    45
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 17m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Bradford by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Bradford take around 2 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 126 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Bradford.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Bradford?

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

We usually find around 46 departures on the route from Sunderland to Bradford 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 45 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Bradford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bradford is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:53, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Sunderland to Bradford 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 Bradford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Bradford?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • 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.

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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.