How to get to the University of Sunderland

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Campus Postcode
City Campus SR2 7PT
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters SR6 0DD
The Industry Centre SR5 3XB

University of Sunderland Map: Maps

Directions to University of Sunderland City Campus

  • Head east along A1231 and follow signs for City Centre. 
  • Continue over Queen Alexandra Bridge and then bear left following signs for City Centre/A1231. 
  • Continue past B&Q to the third roundabout where you should take the third exit, following signs for University.

City Campus Car Parking:

There are five car parks on City Campus.

The car park at The Travel Hub on Wharncliffe Street, between the Sciences Complex and CitySpace, is designated as Visitor Parking only.

Directions to City Campus:

Directions to the Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • From North or South, follow the A19 towards Sunderland
  • Leave the A19 and turn onto the A1231 heading for Sunderland
  • Head east along A1231 and follow the brown directional signs for the National Glass Centre which is located within the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s

St Peter's Car Parking:

The Campus has two large car parks: one situated next to the Reg Vardy Centre, and the other next to The David Goldman Informatics Centre.

The National Glass Centre also has a car park, please not this car park is designated as Visitor Parking only.

Directions to the Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Directions to The Industry Centre

For The Industry Centre: From North or South, follow the A19 towards Sunderland. Leave the A19 and turn onto the A1231 heading for Sunderland. Head east along A1231 and follow the signs for Enterprise Park West. At the 2nd roundabout turn right onto Colima Avenue, The Industry Centre is on your left.

Local Taxi Station

Station Taxi’s: (0191) 565 6565

Travelling by Train

Sunderland has a well-connected national rail service. Grand Central trains www.grandcentralrail.co.uk operate a direct daily service from London Kings Cross to Sunderland, the average journey time is approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes.

East Coast operates services from London Kings Cross to Newcastle with an average journey time of 3 hours.  There are regular local main line services from Newcastle Central Station, Durham, Carlisle, Hexham and Middlesbrough. Further details on all services can be obtained at www.nationalrailenquiries.co.uk

The METRO links Newcastle Central Station with Sunderland in 30 minutes.  You can download a metro map and plan your journey at www.nexus.org

If your destination is The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, or the National Glass Centre, then alight at the St Peter's station and follow the signposts to St Peter’s Campus which would take approximately 10 minutes to walk. A taxi from St Peter’s Station would cost about £3.50 to The National Glass Centre or St Peter’s Campus.  For City Campus, alight at the University station where you will reach the heart of the Campus within a few minutes walking.

If you are travelling to The Industry Centre, a travel company called ‘Simply Go’ operate a regular bus service, details of current bus timetables can be found via www.simplygo.com. Buses travelling from the Park Lane Interchange take approximately 20 minutes. There are no rail links from Park Lane Interchange to The Industry Centre. A taxi would charge approximately £6.00.

Travelling by Air

Newcastle International Airport is the closest airport to the University of Sunderland.

In addition to budget airlines, British Airways and other International Carriers operate regular services.

There is a Metro station at the airport which allows quick and easy travel to and from the airport, the journey time to Sunderland is approximately 1 hour.

Arriving at Durham Tees Valley Airport, local rail services from Darlington station will get you to Sunderland in approximately 1 hour.

 

Contact Us

Facilities Helpdesk: (0191) 515 3366 facilities.helpdesk@sunderland.ac.uk