Sunderland to Manchester bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Sunderland to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 25


Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m


3 h 54 m

Buses per day



168 km

Cheap bus tickets from Sunderland to Manchester start from $13 with an average ticket price of $24.

The fastest bus from Sunderland to Manchester takes 3h 10m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 54m and covers a distance of 168 km.

17 buses leave Sunderland for Manchester every day with 13 travelling directly.

04:50PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
05:20PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
National Express
08:40PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
07:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
05:45PMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Sunderland to Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$17 (€15)
frequencyBus frequency10 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 9 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Buses from Sunderland to Manchester cover the 104 miles (167 km) long journey taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $17 (€15), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Sunderland, Stadium of Light and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus companies: National Express, Megabus and FlixBus from Sunderland to Manchester

You can travel by bus between Sunderland and Manchester with National Express, Megabus and FlixBus for as low as $5 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Sunderland - Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

National Express from Sunderland to Manchester bus information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h
  • Cheapest Price: $20
  • National Express frequency: 3 a day

FAQs: Bus from Sunderland to Manchester

FAQs: Take the bus from Sunderland to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Sunderland to Manchester.
Cheap bus tickets from Sunderland to Manchester can start from as little as $5 (€4) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Sunderland to Manchester is $17 (€15); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Sunderland to Manchester bus time is 3 h   covering the 104 mile (167 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Sunderland to Manchester leaves at 5: 50 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Sunderland to Manchester leaves at 6: 10 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Sunderland to Manchester without having to change trains with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. There are 9 direct buses from Sunderland to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a bus from Sunderland to Manchester, you can count on National Express, Megabus or FlixBus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from Sunderland to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When departing from Sunderland, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Sunderland, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Interchange and Sunderland, Fawcett Street. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Sunderland, Stadium of Light, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Sunderland is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Sunderland to Manchester by bus is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Sunderland including taking a bus or train.

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