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Wakefield to Sunderland by train

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    00:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 13m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wakefield to Sunderland by train

Fast trains from Wakefield to Sunderland take around 2 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wakefield and Sunderland.

1. Are there direct trains from Wakefield to Sunderland?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Wakefield to Sunderland 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 28 departures.

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

The Wakefield to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Wakefield around 05:18 and the last train is around 22:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wakefield around 06:54, and the last at 00:06.

When to book Wakefield to Sunderland 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 Wakefield to Sunderland by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wakefield and Sunderland?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Tyne And Wear Metro

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Sunderland to Wakefield by train

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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.