Sunderland to Manchester coach

Cheap bus tickets from Sunderland to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£18

Average

£20

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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10:00Sunderland3h20 13:20Manchester
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£181One-way
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16:05Sunderland3h15 19:20Manchester
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£181One-way
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13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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£181One-way
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10:00Sunderland4h00 14:00Manchester, Airport
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£251One-way

Bus Timetable Sunderland to Manchester

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10:00Sunderland3h20 13:20Manchester
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10:00Sunderland4h00 14:00Manchester, Airport
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13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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16:05Sunderland3h15 19:20Manchester
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Bus times from Sunderland to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 30 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

168 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Sunderland for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
16:05Sunderland3h15 19:20Manchester
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£181One-way
2nd Fastest
10:00Sunderland3h20 13:20Manchester
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£181One-way
13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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£181One-way
10:00Sunderland4h00 14:00Manchester, Airport
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£251One-way

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Overview: Coach from Sunderland to Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Flixbus or Megabus

Coaches from Sunderland to Manchester cover the 104 miles (167 km) long route taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £13, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Sunderland and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Sunderland to Manchester

You can travel by coach from Sunderland to Manchester with National Express and FlixBus for as low as £13. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 coach: 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.

    • Average Price: £13

    Coaches from Sunderland to Manchester

    There are regular and fast coach services from Sunderland to Manchester. There are departures from the early morning until the late afternoon seven days a week. The journey takes about three hours for the fastest direct coach services and just over five hours for the slowest indirect journeys, requiring a change in Leeds.

    Which coach companies travel from Sunderland to Manchester?

    National Express is the sole provider of coaches for journeys from Sunderland to Manchester. The company runs all of the direct journeys between the two cities, as well as those requiring a change in Leeds. No other bus companies operate on this route.

    How long is the coach from Sunderland to Manchester?

    The fastest coaches from Sunderland arrive in Manchester in just over three hours. Slower direct journeys can take up to three hours and 45 minutes, depending on the time of departure from Sunderland. Indirect journeys, requiring a change in Leeds, can take more than five hours.

     

    How many coaches are there from Sunderland to Manchester?

    The first coaches leave Sunderland for Manchester early every morning, seven days a week. After that, there are departures at least every three hours until the early evening, with at least seven departures each day. At weekends, there are ten departures on both Saturdays and Sundays. There is a late evening departure on Sundays that arrives in the early morning hours.

     

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Sunderland to Manchester?

    Departure coach station: Sunderland Park Lane is the departure point for all of these coach journeys to Manchester. This large, modern transport interchange is in the city centre with links on the Tyne and Wear Metro service to other parts of the city as well as bus stops for local services. Sunderland's mainline railway station is a ten-minute walk away. Facilities at Sunderland Park Lane include public toilets and a cafe as well as a range of shops.

    Arrival coach station: Manchester Coach Station is the arrival point for all coach journeys from Sunderland. This modern bus station is in the city centre. Among the facilities at Manchester Coach Station are a cash point, public toilets, a coffee shop, newsagents and car parking. There are local bus stops at the coach station and tram services are within walking distance. Manchester's Piccadilly Railway Station is a ten-minute walk away.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Sunderland

    Take the bus 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 find a cheap coach from Sunderland to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.
    The Sunderland to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £15  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    You should expect to travel around 104 miles (167 km)  between Sunderland and Manchester by coach.
    The coach time from Sunderland to Manchester is on average 3 h 15 min  for the 104 miles (167 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Sunderland and Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few coach stations in Sunderland to start your trip from including Sunderland, Interchange, Sunderland, Stadium of Light and Sunderland, Fawcett Street. In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Sunderland   and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from Sunderland, which is located around 0.2 miles (319 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

    For the route from Sunderland to Manchester you can take a coach with National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Manchester from Sunderland on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 2 direct coaches a day from Sunderland to Manchester. If you’re looking for a direct coach from Sunderland to Manchester, consider travelling with Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    The average number of coaches departing Sunderland for Manchester is 4 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Sunderland to Manchester coach departs at 04: 35   and the last coach from Sunderland to Manchester leaves at 20: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Sunderland to Manchester coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets between Sunderland and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Sunderland to Manchester a few months in advance.

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