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Express service between Sunderland and Newcastle

Following customer requests, we introduced an inter-urban express route - travel from Sunderland to Newcastle in as little as 40 minutes*!

Service X24 - Sunderland to Newcastle every 30 minutes

  • Services run up to every 30 minutes - Monday to Saturday daytimes
  • Sunderland City Centre to Newcastle City Centre via Chester Road and Gateshead High Street
  • Evening services from Fawcett Street, Sunderland at 19:24 and from Pilgrim Street, Newcastle at 20:10 
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

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Download the new X24 bus timetable now!


Ticket prices

Keeping you connected with Newcastle

There are many onward connections available with X24:

  • Service 100 to Metrocentre every ten to 12 minutes from Pilgrim Street.
  • Service X63 to Quorum Business Park up to every 15 minutes from New Bridge Street (west).
  • Service 22 and 22X to Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle Business Park or Newburn Riverside up to every 20 minutes from Market Street.


See the full network of buses on our  Sunderland  and  Newcastle bus maps.


*journey duration's can vary - based on off-peak timings Monday to Saturday.