Sunderland to Inverness by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 40m
  • Distance
    336 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Inverness take around 5 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 336 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Inverness.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Inverness?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Sunderland to Inverness 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 16 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Inverness train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness 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 21:17.

When to book Sunderland to Inverness 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 Inverness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Inverness?

More than one train company operates on the route from Sunderland to Inverness, 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.