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Express service between Sunderland and Newcastle

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 X24 bus timetable now!


Ticket prices



Special X24A trips to Doxford International

  • Express X24A trips serve Doxford International during peak times, from Monday to Friday

  • X24A trips between Newcastle and Doxford International take approximately 30 minutes

X24A frequencies

All other X24 journeys operate via standard route and do not serve Doxford International.


Download the   X24/X24A timetable  now!



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.