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Trains from Sunderland to Hartlepool

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Thinking of taking a trip down the coast? Whether you’re visiting family and friends, heading on a couples’ weekend break or travelling for work, arrive in style by travelling on one of our Sunderland to Hartlepool trains. At Grand Central, travelling in style comes as standard thanks to our facilities, services and friendly team. 

We’ve made planning your next trip to Hartlepool simple and straightforward. In this handy guide you’ll discover everything you need to know about how you’ll get to Hartlepool with Grand Central. Find the Sunderland to Hartlepool train times that best suit you, take a look at the onboard and station services we offer and discover all the things you can do while you’re there. 

How frequent are Sunderland to Hartlepool trains ?

During the week, Sunderland to Hartlepool trains run 5 times a day. The first service leaves at 06:43 on a weekday, meaning you could be enjoying the sights and sounds of Hartlepool by 07:05! On a Saturday, the first of our services leaves Sunderland at 06:43. On a Sunday, you could be on your way by 09:23. Looking to travel in the ultimate style and comfort? Make sure you look out for the GC logo when planning your next trip!

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

On average, trains from Sunderland to Hartlepool take around 30 minutes. As one of our direct services, you’ll be able to settle into your journey without worrying about needing to change trains. Grab a good book, listen to your favourite podcast or simply enjoy the view as you travel down the coast, and let us take care of getting you to Hartlepool.

What services are available on Grand Central’s trains?

Stepping onto a Grand Central train is quite like no other - thanks to our fantastic range of facilities, you’ll be able to enjoy an indulgent rail travel experience. Taking a journey with us means your trip will be relaxing and stress-free from the moment you leave Sunderland to the second you step off in Hartlepool.

You won’t have to worry about anything because we’ve taken care of everything. Tuck into some delicious food and drink while on board to fuel you up for the day ahead, and enjoy our free Wi-Fi which will allow you to watch your favourite box sets, answer emails or browse through social media. 

Looking to relax a little bit more? When you upgrade to First Class you’ll be able to enjoy a little more legroom and even a reclining seat. Stretch out as much as you like and take that power nap you’ve been meaning to have! 

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

There are a number of different factors that can influence the type of ticket you’ll need to buy, such as when you’re planning on travelling, how many people you’ll be travelling with and whether or not you’ll be making a return journey to Sunderland. If you’re heading back after your time in Hartlepool, you’ll need to book a Return ticket. If Hartlepool is your final destination, then a Single fare is your best option.

One of the other things to think about when choosing your Sunderland to Hartlepool train tickets is how flexible your timings are. If you have to travel at a certain time, you’ll need to look at booking an Advance ticket. If you’re able to be more flexible around the time you can travel, it may be worth booking an Anytime ticket instead. 

Want to enjoy an even quieter and cheaper journey to Hartlepool? Avoid the rush hour and book one of our Off-peak fare tickets! 

We’ve made it easy to see what type of ticket your trip qualifies for when you use our journey planner. Here you’re able to view all of the Sunderland to Hartlepool train times as well as check ticket types and prices. If you’re not sure which ticket is best for your journey, you can speak to us. Our friendly team are on hand to answer your questions and will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. 

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

If you’re looking to grab yourself cheap train tickets from Sunderland to Hartlepool, we recommend booking before you travel, rather than on the day you’re looking to leave. By booking ahead, you’ll be able to get yourself a better rate as prices tend to go up on the day of travel.

You can also make even more savings by using a Railcard too. Using a Railcard can get you as much as 1/3 off rail travel on this and other routes across the UK for a whole year. With several different options available, from student to senior, why not check if you’re eligible today!

How do I book my Sunderland to Hartlepool train tickets?

At Grand Central, we’ve made booking your Sunderland to Hartlepool train tickets quick and simple. When you’ve found the best train times for your journey, fill in your travel details in the journey planner and choose the tickets you want. 

Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to choose the method of delivery you’d prefer. You can have your tickets sent to your phone as an e-ticket, you can collect them from the station or even have them delivered to you by post. 

Finally, tap the ‘Continue’ button, give your travel details a check to ensure they’re correct, and complete your payment. When you’ve done all of that your train from Sunderland to Hartlepool will be all booked and your journey secured. 

Things to do in Hartlepool

Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been several times before, there’s plenty of things do to and places to see in Hartlepool. There are iconic attractions such as the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Hartlepool Quay, as well as hidden gems such as Ward Jackson Park, Crimdon Dene Beach and Teesmouth National Nature Reserve. 

Take a walk across one of the beaches before stopping at one of the many independent eateries and cafes. With so much to explore, even if you visited before, there are still so many things for you to enjoy. 

Timetable - NE Southbound

Sunderland to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Service running Monday only
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.