Sunderland Royal Hospital provides acute inpatient and outpatient hospital services to people across Sunderland and South Tyneside. We also provide a range of specialist services to the wider region, including vascular, renal and cardiology services.

Directions and transport

Address: Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP
Main switchboard: 0191 565 6256


Getting Here

By Bus

The hospital is well served by bus routes and the following bus stops are directly outside of the hospital: Royal Hospital Kayll Road F; Royal Hospital Chester Road B; Royal Hospital Chester Road A; Royal Hospital Kayll Road E; Royal Hospital Hylton Road H.

For more information, please check public transport information with Traveline (0870 608 2608) for up-to-date advice on all bus, train and metro services in the area.

You can also plan your bus journey here:

If you're travelling between South Tyneside and Sunderland, you can find out more handy info here.

By Metro

The nearest Metro station for Sunderland Royal Hospital is Millfield on Hylton Road. It is approximately a ten-minute walk from the station to the hospital.

By Car

Sunderland Royal Hospital operates a paid car-parking system to keep cark parks available and secure. If you are travelling by car, we advise you to allow plenty of time to find a parking space, as spaces aren’t always guaranteed. Parking for staff, patients and visitors is marked at various car parks on site. We ask when you visit that patients and visitors please refrain from parking in staff only areas.  

Dedicated parking for patients and visitors is available at Chester Wing and Hylton Road car parks. You are also welcome to park in any car park space which is not labelled 'staff only'. A parking map is available here:

Sunderland Royal Hospital Parking Map

By Train

Sunderland train station is in the town centre and is approximately 1½ miles away, if travelling by train you will need to get the Northern Line.

By Bike

Cycle map for Sunderland can be found at the following link:

Non-folding bikes can be taken on any Northern or Grand Central Train to/from Sunderland, subject to space. Folding bikes are treated in the same way as luggage and have no restriction when folded up.

Folding bikes are allowed on the Metro at any time if fully folded.

Non-folding bikes can be taken on the Metro between Gateshead Stadium-South Shields/South Hylton (which includes Millfield) Monday to Friday 10am-3pm, then after 7pm, and anytime at weekends. Each Metrocar has space for one non-folding bike located near the perch seat. The space is also used by wheelchair users and customers with pushchairs. Those users have priority.

Cycle Racks are provided on site at various locations and are usually coloured silver or blue.

Using an Older Person's Concession Travel Pass

Older person's concession travel passes are not usually valid before 9.30 am. However, if you do have an appointment in the morning and need to travel before 9.30 am, you are able to use earlier buses as long as you show your hospital appointment card or letter to the driver.

Car parking

Parking charges

Up to 20 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - £2.00
Up to 2 hours - £3.00
Up to 4 hours - £4.50
Up to 24 hours - £8.00
Weekly pass - £10.00

Blue badge holders

All disabled badge holders must be registered on our system, in order to avoid being issued with a parking charge notice.  If you park on site, or wish to park on site and you have not registered your details you can:

  • Complete the online blue badge registration form
  • Contact security at Sunderland Royal Hospital Main Entrance on Kayll Road (B level)
  • Use one of the dedicated telephone facilities situated at all main entrances immediately after parking.

Blue Badge holder registration form

Please note: if you use more than one vehicle, please register each vehicle.

How to pay

We have a new ‘pay on exit’ system at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary and at the Children’s Centre on Durham Road, making it much simpler for you to pay for parking at the end of your visit. If you are a regular visitor you may wish to purchase a discounted monthly permit.

The pay on exit kiosks will be situated near to all main entrances on the Sunderland Royal site, as well as at Sunderland Eye Infirmary and The Children’s Centre on Durham Road. Using the latest touch screen technology, you will be given multiple payment options, including the ability to pay by coins and notes, or to pay by card or contactless.

You will be asked to input your registration details. If you input them incorrectly please contact security immediately at Main Reception, Kayll Road.

Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

Cars not parked in an authorised bay or parked without paying the correct tariff or permit will be issued with a PCN. There is a facility to pay your parking fees on exit from the car park.


Car parking is monitoring using the ParkingEye system. It utilises number plate recognition technology to capture the number plates of all vehicles entering and exiting Trust sites.

Photographic evidence is then coupled with the timing of the vehicles within the car parks, as well as any payments made using the pay machines or Pay by Phone services, resulting in an accurate picture of car park usage. Parking charges are generated and issued to those motorists parked inappropriately or who are in breach of terms and conditions, such as non-payment.