Where is Sunderland?

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Sunderland is located in North East England, close to the City of Newcastle and Durham.

The city is served by excellent transport links, linking the town with the rest of the UK and Europe.
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By Road
The excellence of the North’s fast road network is enhanced by the lack of major traffic congestion. Motorway standard routes allow quick and stress free travel.

The A66 links with both the A19 and A1(M) to provide easy access from the North and South. With the A1(M) linking with the M6 easy access is available from the West.

From the North West, the A66 offers connections to the M6.

Place Miles Time
Hartlepool 12 20 mins
Newcastle 15 12 mins
Leeds 85 1 hour 30 mins
Hull 115 1 hour 56 mins
London 286 4 hours 56 mins
Dover 332 5 hours 55 mins
Edinburgh 152 2 hours 26 mins
TeesValley Airport 26 20 mins
Newcastle Airport 20 20 mins

* Approximate time to Sunderland calculated according to 45mph for short distances and 55mph for longer journeys.

By Air
Newcastle and Durham TeesValley Airports handling flights from the UK and European airports serve the region. Both have regular flights to Heathrow and Amsterdam for connections to all international routes. For flight information you can contact:

Newcastle International Airport Tel: 0191 214 4444
Durham TeesValley Airport Tel: 01325 332811

By Coach
National Express travel enquiries can be made by calling: Nationalcall – 0990 808080 (calls are answered daily between 0800 – 2200 hours)

By Rail
A fast and regular service runs between the North East and London. London and Edinburgh have direct speed services operating to Darlington and Durham from where you can catch a local connection to Sunderland.

Direct trains operate to Newcastle, Darlington, Stockton and Hartlepool on a regular basis. Trains operate direct to Manchester from Middlesbrough.

24 hour information on train times and fares can be obtained by telephoning 0345 484950 or visiting their website.