Trains from Cardiff to Sunderland

Cardiff to Sunderland train information

Cardiff Sunderland train map

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Arrival Sunderland, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 248 Miles

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Sunderland, situated in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.

The duration to travel to Sunderland from Cardiff can change depending if the train is direct or with changes. There are 248 miles between both cities.

Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the price of the ticket may vary.

Best prices for Cardiff to Sunderland train tickets

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Best prices for Cardiff to Sunderland trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Sunderland by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Sunderland to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Cardiff - Sunderland train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Cardiff Sunderland train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Cardiff to Sunderland? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Cardiff Sunderland ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Cardiff to Sunderland (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Sunderland train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare