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Public transport directions

If you are planning to visit the University of Sunderland via public transport, we recommend Go Euro's journey planner. This journey planner tool will find the fastest route for you, via a range of public transport options.

Sunderland is well connected with public transport:

Metro light railway

The Nexus Metro is a light railway service that runs across Tyne and Wear.

A typical Metro journey from the City Campus to the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's takes 5 minutes. A typical Metro journey from Newcastle to Sunderland takes 25 minutes.

The two closest stops to the University of Sunderland are 'St Peter's', for The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, and 'University' for City Campus. Download the Metro map (.pdf)

Bus travel

A number of buses operate in the Sunderland area, including the Sunderland Connect service within the city, which is free for University of Sunderland students and staff.

Train travel

Sunderland has a busy rail service, with regular trains to London, York and Newcastle. A typical journey from London to Sunderland via Grand Central takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

Air travel

Newcastle Airport is the closest international airport. Newcastle Airport has a Metro station, making the Metro the easiest way to travel to and from the airport from Sunderland. A typical journey from the airport to Sunderland takes 51 minutes.

 
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