How to travel from Sunderland to Manchester

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Travel Information between Sunderland and Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€37) • 2 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or TransPennine Express

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by train or bus between Sunderland and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Sunderland to Manchester.

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from Sunderland to Manchester

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

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

FlixBus
08:35AM3h15
Sunderland
11:50AMManchester
$81One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
08:35AM3h15
Sunderland
11:50AMManchester
$81One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
National Express
05:35PM3h10
Sunderland
08:45PMManchester
$191One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
02:05PM3h15
Sunderland
05:20PMManchester
$81One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
01:10PM3h40
Sunderland
04:50PMManchester
$111One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
08:50AM3h40
Sunderland
12:30PMManchester
$151One-way
0 transfers

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Travel on National Express, FlixBus and Grand Central Trains travel from Sunderland to Manchester at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Sunderland. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 travel: 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.

      FAQs: Travel from Sunderland to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Sunderland to Manchester.
      FAQs

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

      The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Sunderland is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€4).

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

      Taking a bus costs $38 (€33) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€37) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Sunderland is by train, which takes on average 2 h 57 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 3 h on average.

      Manchester is approximately 104 miles (167 km) away from Sunderland.

      The average frequency per day from Sunderland to Manchester is:

      • Around 10 buses per day.
      • 4 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Sunderland to 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 Sunderland to Manchester:

      • Buses mostly depart from Sunderland, Interchange and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Sunderland and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

      The following travel companies offer services from Sunderland to Manchester:

      • Travel with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Sunderland to Manchester tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
      • TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry, Grand Central Trains or East Coast can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for TransPennine Express from Sunderland to Manchester for $43 (€37).

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

      • Direct bus available with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus 9 direct buses per day.

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

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