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Sunderland Train Station

You’ll find everything you need for your journey at Sunderland train station. It’s centrally located, making it a key stop whether you’re returning home for the day or heading off for a trip.

This station is accessibly situated near local Tyne & Wear Metro services to Newcastle and the region, and Sunderland trains travel to many destinations, such as York and London.

Wherever you’re going, Grand Central Sunderland train connections will help you to explore the North East and beyond. Our trains offer everything you need to make your journey relaxing and fuss-free, from outstanding onboard facilities to wallet-friendly fares.

Find out more about Sunderland rail station below, including the facilities are on offer, opening times, and how to book trains. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Sunderland station?

Sunderland train station is perfectly placed for shoppers in the city, with easy access to Bridges Shopping Centre, major retail brands, and well-known names surrounding the station.

It’s also close to the main hotels in the city, so if you’re staying over after watching a match at the Stadium of Light or visiting the National Glass Centre, you can easily make your train back home.

How do I buy tickets at Sunderland station?

There’s a ticket machine and counter service available at the station, so it’s easy to buy and collect tickets while you’re there. However, it’s simpler to pick up cheaper tickets if you buy ahead of the day you’re traveling.

By planning your travel in advance, you’ll find that there are many great value tickets for Sunderland trains, as well as other destinations around the UK. There are different types of tickets to choose from, but finding the one that offers the best value for you will depend on when you’re taking your train journey and how flexible you can be about departure times.

The main types of train tickets available to buy for travel from or to Sunderland train station – and elsewhere in the UK – are Off-Peak, Advance, and Anytime.

If you’re trying to stick to a budget and searching for the rail fare to match, Advance tickets could be ideal. Here, the best value fares can be found when you book ahead and know the exact time and date you want to travel. Plus, you can also get up to 50% student discount when you book Advance tickets with a student email address or railcard.

Can you be flexible about when you travel to Sunderland? If so, take the train at select times of the day at a great price with an Off-Peak train ticket. These are usually valid for train times outside the rush hour and are often cheaper than Peak tickets, making this an easy way to save. Or, if you need a little more flexibility, Anytime tickets can be used on any valid train, giving you a little more wiggle room.

At Grand Central, we offer even more ways to save. Bag yourself a bargain on your Sunderland train travel with our offers, such as Multi-buy and Group Travel discounts.

Travelling from Sunderland station with Grand Central

What facilities are onboard Grand Central trains?

For a comfortable and enjoyable train journey, make the most of our range of fantastic onboard facilities. On your Sunderland train, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi available throughout the carriages to catch up with work, listen to music, or relax with a podcast. If you’re feeling hungry, tuck into some refreshments from our onboard menu, which includes hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks.

If you like to stretch out, we have First Class and business travel available on many trains. Large reclining seats, lots of leg room, and complimentary snacks and drinks make this the perfect way to relax and enjoy your trip.

How do I find Grand Central services at Sunderland rail station?

To find Grand Central services to and from Sunderland station, you can use our journey planner to find the train you want to travel on. Look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. This is the easiest way to see our train services. Once you’ve found the one you want, follow the steps and book your travel information.

When you choose the times and fare that work for you, you’ll be asked how you want to receive your tickets. We can send them to you by e-ticket or post. Alternatively, you can collect your tickets from the machine at the station – they’ll be ready and waiting for you on the day you’ll be traveling.

At this stage of the booking process, you’ll be asked to reserve a seat. Seat reservations are needed on all our trains, so complete this step to complete your booking.

From there, select the ‘Continue’ button and check your journey details. When you’re sure everything’s correct, you’ll be asked to pay. Follow the instructions and then you’ll be booked on your Sunderland train.

Where do I catch my train?

While you’re at Sunderland station, it’s worth knowing how it’s set out so that you can easily find your platform. You can access the station via the ground floor level and there are four platforms that are all below ground level. Lifts and stairs give you easy access to these underground platforms.

Sunderland Train Station

What are Sunderland train station's opening hours?

Sunderland station opening hours are:

no information

Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 06:15 to 18:00
Saturday - 06:15 to 18:00
Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00


Sunderland station
Athenaeum Street
Tyne & Wear


Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 06:15 to 18:00
Saturday - 06:15 to 18:00
Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00

  • NO Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • YES Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones No
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points No
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate No
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down No
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available YES Yes
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - open 24h
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Monday - Friday - 05:15 to 00:00
      Saturday - 05:15 to 00:00
      Sunday - 06:30 to 00:00
    • Accesible Ticket Machine

      Located on the North Concourse and accepts cash and cards.

    • Booking Office Counter

      staff will come out of the office to assist

    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      No designated area is provided. The station front may be used for set down purposes.

    • Step Free Access
      • Category A Station

      Lifts to all platforms for disabled passengers from the North end of the station. Open for all services.

      To find our more about travelling around this station, please see the 360 map click here

      Coverage: whole Station
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability No
    • Closed Circuit TV No
    • Sheltered No
    • Spaces No
    • Type Compounds
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet YES Yes
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone No
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details

      Where can I park?

      There is no car park at Sunderland train station. However, if you need to park your car before taking the train, there are options nearby, including St Mary's Car Park and the Bridges Roof Top Car Park.

  • Restrooms
    • Toilets YES Yes
    • Baby Change YES Yes
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 54.905507
    • Longitude -1.382377347
  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change YES Yes
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 08002006060
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Lost Property Number 08002006060
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability No
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Monday - Friday - 06:15 to 18:00
      Saturday - 06:15 to 18:00
      Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Penalty Fares NT
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      More information at

  • Other transportation
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Pick Up / Drop Off in Fawcett Street, near to the Travel Centre entrance in Athenaeum Street, outside Wilkinsons.

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