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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Coach travel from Leeds to Sunderland

From £7.50 one-way*

Duration: 1 hrs 55 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 8 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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Coach from Leeds to Sunderland

Our coaches travel from Leeds Coach Station to Sunderland Interchange up to 8 times per day, and our fastest journey gets you there in 1 hour 55 mins (approx).

With regular, reliable services, and travel for just £7.50 one-way*, you can travel in style for less.

Leeds to Sunderland journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 55 mins (fastest)
Cheapest price From £7.50 *
Distance (approx) 143km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 11:25am/22:15pm

Our Leeds to Sunderland services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

133 coach towards Newcastle

Our 133 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • Middlesbrough Bus Station
  • Sunderland Interchange (Park Lane)

172 coach towards Newcastle

Our 172 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • Middlesbrough Bus Station
  • Sunderland Interchange (Park Lane)

426 coach towards Newcastle

Our 426 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • Middlesbrough Bus Station
  • Billingham, Wolviston Road
  • Hartlepool Church Square Interchange
  • Stockton-on-Tees, Bridge Road
  • Sunderland Interchange (Park Lane)

Leeds to Sunderland route map

Departing from Leeds Coach Station

Leeds Coach Station is based in the heart of the city centre, on York Street. The Station can be reached by a city-wide bus network, by rail (short city centre walk), and by taxi.

Take a look at our Leeds Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Sunderland Interchange

Sunderland Interchange is based at the heart of the city centre, close to all facilities and amenities. It is home to all of the city bus routes, allowing easy travel across the city. The Interchange is just a short stroll from Sunderland Rail Station and a nearby taxi rank, for travelling further afield.

Frequently asked questions

When is the last coach from Leeds to Sunderland?

The first coach leaves from Leeds Coach Station at 11.25am, arriving at Sunderland Interchange at 13.20pm.

When is the last coach from Leeds to Sunderland?

The last coach leaves from Leeds Coach Station at 22.15pm, arriving at Sunderland Interchange at 0.20am.

How much is the coach from Leeds to Sunderland?

A one-way journey from Leeds to Sunderland is available from £7.50*.

How long does the coach take from Leeds to Sunderland?

Coach journeys from Leeds to Sunderland take on average 2 hrs 15 mins. However, our fastest coach can arrive in 1 hr 55 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Leeds to Sunderland?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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