How to travel from Manchester to Sunderland

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Travel Information between Manchester and Sunderland

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€37) • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or TransPennine Express

Take a train or bus to travel 104 miles (167 km) from Manchester to Sunderland. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Sunderland.

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from Manchester to Sunderland

How to get from Manchester to Sunderland by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Manchester to Sunderland is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
11:50AM3h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:05PMSunderland
$211One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:50AM3h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:05PMSunderland
$211One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
National Express
08:00PM3h00
Manchester, Coach Station
11:00PMSunderland
$371One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Transpennine Express
08:15AM3h15
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
11:30AMSunderland station (SUN)
$631One-way
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
08:38AM3h23
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
12:01PMSunderland station (SUN)
$651One-way
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
09:02AM3h29
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
12:31PMSunderland station (SUN)
$671One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
12:00PM3h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:40PMSunderland
$271One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
09:40AM4h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
02:10PMSunderland
$311One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
08:55AM5h15
Manchester, Airport
02:10PMSunderland
$351One-way
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Manchester to Sunderland

Grand Central Trains, Northern Rail (3) and National Express will get you from Manchester to Sunderland at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel from Manchester to Sunderland, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Sunderland

      FAQs: Travel to Sunderland easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Sunderland.
      FAQs

      You can get to Sunderland from Manchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Sunderland from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Manchester to Sunderland:

      Taking a bus costs $35 (€30) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $43 (€37).

      The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Sunderland is by train, which takes on average 2 h 59 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 3 h 15 min of travel time.

      The distance is approximately 104 miles (167 km) from Manchester to Sunderland.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Sunderland is:

      • Around 12 buses per day.
      • 16 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Sunderland from Manchester as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Sunderland:

      • Buses mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Sunderland, Stadium of Light.
      • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Sunderland at Sunderland.

      The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Sunderland:

      • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for buses to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Manchester to Sunderland tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
      • Travel with TransPennine Express, Grand Central Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3) for trains to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for TransPennine Express Manchester to Sunderland tickets on Omio for $43 (€37).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Sunderland with the following travel companies:

      • You can check for a direct bus to Sunderland with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus with 12 direct buses per day.

      Direct services to Sunderland tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Sunderland often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh, Leeds or York. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Sunderland itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Sunderland and any of these top destinations today!
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