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Minibus and Coach Hire in Sunderland

Sunderland is a port city at the mouth of the River Wear on the North Sea, located just 16km southeast of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The city is the second-largest in North East England, formed via an amalgamation of three Anglo-Saxon settlements: Monkwearmouth, Bishopwearmouth, and Sunderland. These ancient civilisations have formed one of the most modern and vibrant cities in the North East.

Known for being the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland alongside its impressive Championship football team, Sunderland A.F.C., this city is no stranger to visitors worldwide and has developed a wide range of exciting activities and attractions for its tourists to enjoy. With an extensive history in glass production, Sunderland's National Glass Centre is a cultural venue that comprises the University of Sunderland. Here, visitors can learn more about glass production in the area and even try making some themselves! Sporting fans will be glad to know that Sunderland A.F.C's home ground, the Stadium of Light, is also open to the public for tours daily.

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If you're travelling to Sunderland with more than 30 people, a coach is a great option to ensure your group can travel together and save some money. Each of our partnered coaches offers useful onboard amenities, including toilets, reclining seats, and free Wi-Fi — so you can be sure you'll be entertained throughout your journey.

Take the stress out of your coach journey to Sunderland. We'll do the hard work for you, pairing you with one of our outstanding suppliers at a fantastic price that can't be beaten. Each of our coach providers has been chosen for their consistently excellent customer service and their affordable prices, ensuring you get the best transport possible for your upcoming trip.

Landscape of Sunderland

Minibus Hire Sunderland

For those travelling in a smaller group, a minibus is a fantastic way to take the hassle out of travelling. Hiring a minibus ensures your group can travel in one vehicle and experience the journey together. Many of our coach suppliers hire out minibuses, but we also work with an expansive network of minibus suppliers based all over the UK to ensure that our customers are always getting the best price possible.

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Things to do in Sunderland

Are you looking for things to do in Sunderland during your visit? We've got you covered. This modern city has plenty to offer, but to keep things simple, we've gathered the best things to see and do during your trip to help you get the most out of your itinerary.


Derwent Street is the place to be if you're looking for restaurants in Sunderland. Here, you'll be treated to a vast array of flavours and delicacies from around the world, including pizza, burgers, pasta, pad Thai, and more. Travelling with fussy eaters and worried they won't be happy with the selection available? There's no need to worry, the city centre also has plenty of popular chain restaurants, meaning there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Sunderland city centre isn't only great for food. If you're heading out for the night, this buzzing city has everything you need to have a great time — whether you're planning on dancing until the sun rises or simply sharing a few drinks with friends. Green Terrace is home to several venues, including the Trilogy Night Club, perfect for getting your groove on, along with Life of Riley — a colourful bar ideal for sharing cocktails in a trendy setting.


Sunderland has plenty of options if you're planning a bit of retail therapy during your trip. For your high-street favourites, head to Bridges Shopping Centre — home to classic names such as H&M, Claire's, LUSH, and others. Or, for a more unique shopping experience, head to The Retro Room in the Market Hall. Here, you'll find vintage clothing pieces that are the perfect way to add a one-of-a-kind piece to your wardrobe or secure the perfect souvenir for someone back home.


You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to see and do in this port city. If you're a sporting fan, the Stadium of Light offers tours around the venue. This provides an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of Sunderland A.F.C. Or, if sports aren't really your thing, Sunderland Empire Theatre is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Initially opened in 1907, this large theatre space continues to inspire and entertain generation after generation.


Looking for things to do with the kids in Sunderland? No need to panic. This city is located at the mouth of the River Wear, meaning it has several beaches. Roker and Seaburn may not be your idyllic sandy beaches, but they have plenty to entertain the little ones. Why not go pebble-collecting or take a quick dip in the sea? If stoney beaches aren't your thing, the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum has plenty to fascinate those of all ages. Home to various military aircraft and land vehicles, NELSAM is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the kids.


If you're operating on a budget, there are still many free things to do in Sunderland. Herrington Country Park is a beautiful, sprawling green area ideal for a picnic or a short stroll. Or, if you want to learn more about Sunderland's industrial heritage, why not visit the National Glass Centre or the Ryhope Engines Museum?


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Sunderland School Trip Coach Hire

If you are planning a school trip to the Sunderland area, why not let Coach Hire Comparison help? Preparing to take a class of children away can be challenging, and fitting everything into a tight budget can be nearly impossible. That's why we promise always to find you the best price for your journey, and — because we only work with reliable suppliers — there's no need to worry about being left stranded, either. For peace of mind on your school trip, contact us now for your free quotes.


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Coach Hire for Weddings in Sunderland

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and we all know that planning a wedding comes with many expenses. If you're preparing for your wedding in a Sunderland venue, the last thing you want is to be caught out by overpriced wedding transport. Thankfully, we'll do the legwork for you, finding an incredible coach or minibus service at a fantastic price — leaving you with plenty of extra money to spend on the essential things. Let us take some of the stress out of your big day so you can focus on the 'getting married' part!


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Coach Hire for Events in Sunderland

Sunderland is a hub for events all year round. Whether you're travelling to watch a Sunderland A.F.C. game or visiting for a fringe festival, we'll help you organise your transport — meaning there's no need to worry about how you'll get there or where you'll park. We work with local coach and minibus providers nationwide, allowing us to find you the best prices for your journey with a reliable service guaranteed to get you there swiftly and safely.


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Sunderland Business Coach Hire

If you're planning a corporate trip to Sunderland, our coach and minibus suppliers are happy to help. We'll find you the perfect vehicle for your journey at a price you won't be able to resist, whether you're heading to the city for a business meeting or taking your colleagues on a team-building trip.


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