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from Sunderland to Manchester

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Dec 2
$96First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
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Dec 3
$117First Transpennine Express
$23Megabus
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Dec 4
$96First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
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Dec 5
$63First Transpennine Express
$19Megabus
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Dec 6
$61First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
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Dec 7
$61First Transpennine Express
$16National Express
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Dec 8
$61First Transpennine Express
$16National Express
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Dec 9
$44First Transpennine Express
$16National Express
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Dec 10
$61First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
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Dec 11
$61First Transpennine Express
$18National Express
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Dec 12
$61First Transpennine Express
$18National Express
Mon
Dec 13
$52First Transpennine Express
$16National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$61First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$52First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$52First Transpennine Express
$16National Express
Fri
Dec 17
$61First Transpennine Express
$19Megabus
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Dec 18
$61First Transpennine Express
$19Megabus
Sun
Dec 19
$62First Transpennine Express
$20Megabus
Mon
Dec 20
$52First Transpennine Express
$23Megabus
Tue
Dec 21
$117First Transpennine Express
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Wed
Dec 22
$52First Transpennine Express
$20Megabus

Travel Information from Sunderland to Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $44
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 104 miles (167 km) to Manchester from Sunderland. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sunderland to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Sunderland to Manchester?

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

What is the cheapest way from Sunderland to Manchester?

The cheapest way to travel between Sunderland and Manchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $27 (€23) less than taking a train, which costs on average $44 (€36) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Sunderland and Manchester?

The fastest way from Sunderland to Manchester is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 6 min   on average.

What is the distance between Sunderland and Manchester?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Sunderland to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Sunderland to Manchester is:

  • 2 buses a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Sunderland to Manchester?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Sunderland, Interchange and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Sunderland and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Sunderland to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a bus from Sunderland to Manchester with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€14) with Megabus from Sunderland to Manchester.
  • You can go to Manchester from Sunderland by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for $44 (€36) with First Transpennine Express from Sunderland to Manchester on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Sunderland to Manchester?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Manchester with National Express or Megabus with 2 direct buses per day.

Direct services to Manchester 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Sunderland to Manchester?
Your trip from Sunderland to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Sunderland to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Manchester from Sunderland online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $44 (€36) one way.

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