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Hartlepool to Sunderland Trains

Do you want to visit a city like no other? As the birthplace of modern Christianity and with links to the formation of the United States, there’s more to Sunderland than meets the eye.

Whether you’re heading to this corner of the north east for the day or you’re staying a little longer, allow a Grand Central train from Hartlepool to Sunderland to get you there. Whatever your plans for your visit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the journey when you choose to travel with us.

To find out more about booking your trip, read on. This guide covers everything you need to know, from how to secure the best value train tickets from Hartlepool to Sunderland to train times and journey duration. So, all you’ll need to do is sit back and let us get you there.

How frequent is the Hartlepool to Sunderland train?

Our Hartlepool to Sunderland trains run at different times depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend. During the week, services start at 16:12 and run three times a day. On Saturdays, there is one Grand Central train to Sunderland at 16:10 and there are no services on this route on Sundays.

To find the next Grand Central train from Hartlepool to Sunderland simply look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

What is the average journey time on a Hartlepool to Sunderland train?

Hartlepool to Sunderland train journey times come in at around 30 minutes on average, so you can be stepping onto the platform in this port city in under half an hour. Whichever train time you opt for, you are sure to enjoy a smooth, fuss-free journey when you choose a Grand Central service.

What services are there on Grand Central trains to Sunderland?

We offer a choice of onboard facilities on all our Hartlepool to Sunderland trains that are there to make your journey even more enjoyable. So, if you want to stretch out and lay back in one of our reclining seats in First Class, you can do just that.

Do you want to stream an audiobook you’ve been meaning to listen to? Maybe you’re making some last-minute plans for your day trip to Sunderland? We offer a free Wi-Fi service, so you can browse online without having to worry about using up your data.

Which onboard service will you use for your journey?

Which ticket do I need for my Hartlepool to Sunderland train?

Once you’ve found the times that suit your travel plans, you can then book your train tickets from Hartlepool to Sunderland. First, are you staying in Sunderland or will you be heading back to Hartlepool? You’ll need to arrange tickets for both ways if you’re doing a day trip and Hartlepool is your final destination. If Sunderland is your last stop, you’ll need a Single ticket.

Next, you’ll need to know about the different types of tickets to choose from. The one you choose will depend on when you’re thinking of travelling and how many people will be in your group. Factors such as these will have a huge influence on the type of ticket you need.

For instance, if you don’t want to commit to a time, Anytime train tickets are ideal as you can hop on the Grand Central service that works for you. Alternatively, if you have exact timings in mind, Advance fares let you make a precise booking for a particular train.

Can you be flexible? If you can hold off travelling during rush hour, an Off-peak ticket could be exactly what you need. These are cheaper tickets than those for peak travel times and carriages are usually quieter too.

How can I secure cheap train tickets from Hartlepool to Sunderland?

Should you be searching for cheap train tickets from Hartlepool to Sunderland, you could make a saving if you book ahead rather than buying your tickets on the day. Bag the best price by checking the train timetable as soon as you know when you want to travel – you may find that prices for the day and time you have in mind are less expensive if you book now. 

Do you have a Railcard? This is another great way to save. If you qualify for one, you could see a saving of as much as 1/3 off most ticket prices on selected routes across the UK. There are different Railcards available and it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible for one, especially if you travel by train often.

How do I book tickets for a Hartlepool to Sunderland train?

Begin your booking onto the Hartlepool to Sunderland train by heading to our journey planner and entering your travel information. From there, choose the time and fare that are right for your trip.

You can then select how you want your tickets to be delivered. We give you a few options here. You could choose an e-ticket, collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station, or you can also receive them in the post.

At this point in the booking process, you’ll be asked to reserve a seat for your journey. Seat reservations are required across all Grand Central routes.

When you’ve finished this stage of the booking process, click on the ‘continue’ button. Double-check your journey details and delivery information are correct, then, when you’re ready, you can pay. From there, you’re all booked and ready to go!

Things to do in Sunderland

Sunderland is a city with a story to tell. Its heritage makes this a particularly fascinating place and well worth exploring during a visit.

It is thought that modern Christianity was formed in Sunderland, with the focal point being St Peter’s in Wearmouth. Founded by St Benedict Biscop, it is where skills such as stonemasonry were brought to Britain and was where the dates for Easter were decided. For over 1,300 years, this Anglo-Saxon site has attracted visitors fascinated by its long history and the parts of the original monastery that survive today.

As well as being an important religious focal point, Sunderland is also where you’ll find Washington Old Hall. The ancestral home of former US president George Washington is located in Washington and is where the family took the name from. Visitors can take a look at the restored rooms that showcase the building’s past.

In addition to its past, there’s plenty to discover today. Beautiful beaches and attractions including the National Glass Centre, the Empire Theatre, the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are all waiting for you when you arrive off the Hartlepool to Sunderland train.

Are you ready to find out more about this eclectic city in the north east? Book your train tickets today and prepare to find out what’s on offer here.

  • London Kings Cross to Sunderland
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               * Service running Monday only
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 08:27 11:27 12:56 16:48 19:27
      York 10:25 13:23 14:51 18:43 21:23
      Thirsk 10:43 13:40 15:14 19:01 21:40
      Northallerton 10:59 13:49 15:23 19:10 21:49
      Eaglescliffe 11:17 14:04 15:46 19:28 22:05
      Hartlepool 11:38 14:24 16:13 19:53 22:24
      Sunderland (arrive) 12:04 14:51 16:38 20:21 22:52
    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 11:27 13:18 16:48 19:27
      York 13:23 15:15 18:45 21:23
      Thirsk 13:40 15:37 19:03 21:39
      Northallerton 13:49 15:45 19:12 21:48
      Eaglescliffe 14:04 16:03 19:30 22:04
      Hartlepool 14:24 16:23 19:55 22:25
      Sunderland (arrive) 14:51 16:51 20:21 22:52
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 13:48 16:53 18:22
      York 15:38 18:41 20:12
      Thirsk 15:55 19:00 20:29
      Northallerton 16:07 19:11 20:43
      Eaglescliffe 16:24 19:32 21:01
      Hartlepool 16:46 19:55 21:26
      Sunderland (arrive) 17:10 20:21 21:51
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.