Sunderland to Bristol by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 57m
  • Distance
    385 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Bristol by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Bristol take around 4 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 385 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Bristol.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Bristol?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Sunderland to Bristol 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 37 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Bristol train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bristol 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 05:52, and the last at 23:57.

When to book Sunderland to Bristol 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 Bristol by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Bristol?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • 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.