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from Manchester to Sunderland

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Travel Information between Manchester and Sunderland

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by bus or train to Sunderland from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Sunderland.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Sunderland

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.

How do I get from Manchester to Sunderland?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Sunderland: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Sunderland?

The cheapest way to go to Sunderland from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sunderland:

Taking a bus is usually $92 (€77) less than taking a train to Sunderland, which costs on average $116 (€96) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel to Sunderland from Manchester?

The fastest way from Manchester to Sunderland is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Sunderland that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 1 min.

What is the distance between Manchester and Sunderland?

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

How many services a day are there from Manchester to Sunderland?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Sunderland is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Sunderland?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Manchester to Sunderland depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Manchester to Sunderland depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Sunderland.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Sunderland?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Sunderland:

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Sunderland with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€20) with Flixbus from Manchester to Sunderland.
  • You can travel to Sunderland from Manchester by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $116 (€96) with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Sunderland.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Manchester and Sunderland ends?

Your trip from Manchester to Sunderland doesn't have to end in Sunderland. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Birmingham to your Manchester to Sunderland tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sunderland today!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Manchester and Sunderland online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Sunderland, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $116 (€96) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Sunderland online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.