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X-lines X20

Welcome to X-lines, your new-look fast, direct bus links from Go North East, running between Durham and Sunderland.

Fast and direct

An average journey time of just 45 minutes between Durham and Sunderland, which is around 25% faster than sister service Prince Bishops 20.

Creature comforts

Great onboard features, including contactless payment, free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, next-stop audio-visual announcements and high back leather seats.


Serving Durham, Belmont, Carrville, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington and Sunderland.

Save on your travel

Weekly travel between Durham and Sunderland for just £25 when you buy your ticket on the Go North East app.

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Get out and about with us

Whether you're off to the shops, work or the match, it's easy with X-lines X20.

Plan your journey

Your fare:

X20 serves Durham, High Grange, Belmont, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington and Sunderland.