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Sunderland to Sheffield by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $26.14
  2. 30 day advance $26.14
  3. 7 day advance $29.37
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 24m
  • Distance
    170 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 24m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Sheffield by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Sheffield take around 2 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Sheffield.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Sheffield?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Sunderland to Sheffield 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 45 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Sheffield train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Sheffield 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.

What's the Sunderland to Sheffield train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Sunderland to Sheffield are $26.14.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $26 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $29. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Sunderland to Sheffield 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 Sheffield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Sheffield?

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

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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.