Cheap bus tickets from Sunderland to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£17

Average

£17

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.

The average ticket from Sunderland to Manchester will cost around £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

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08:20Sunderland4h05 12:25Manchester, Airport
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£171One-way
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13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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£171One-way
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16:10Sunderland3h55 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£171One-way
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10:05Sunderland3h10 13:15Manchester
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£171One-way
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16:10Sunderland3h15 19:25Manchester
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£171One-way

Bus Timetable Sunderland to Manchester

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08:20Sunderland4h05 12:25Manchester, Airport
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08:20Sunderland3h25 11:45Manchester
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10:05Sunderland3h10 13:15Manchester
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13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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16:10Sunderland3h55 20:05Manchester, Airport
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16:10Sunderland3h15 19:25Manchester
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21:15Sunderland4h05 01:20Manchester, Airport
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Bus times from Sunderland to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

168 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Sunderland for Manchester every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 168 km distance in an average of 3 h 37 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 5 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:05Sunderland3h10 13:15Manchester
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£171One-way
2nd Fastest
16:10Sunderland3h15 19:25Manchester
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£171One-way
13:05Sunderland3h25 16:30Manchester
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£171One-way
08:20Sunderland3h25 11:45Manchester
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£171One-way
16:10Sunderland3h55 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£171One-way

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Overview: Coach from Sunderland to Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Sunderland to Manchester cover the 104 miles (167 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £14, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Sunderland and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies: National Express Sunderland – Manchester

Find the best coaches to Manchester from Sunderland with Omio's travel partners National Express from £14. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

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: £14

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Sunderland to Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest coach from Sunderland to Manchester?

Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Sunderland to Manchester for as low as £14  for the next 7 days.

How much does the coach from Sunderland to Manchester cost on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Manchester from Sunderland is £15  one way.

What is the distance by coach from Sunderland to Manchester?

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

How long is the coach between Sunderland and Manchester?

On average the coach from Sunderland to Manchester duration is 3 h 25 min  for the 104 miles (167 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Sunderland to Manchester coach leave from? Which Manchester coach station do I come into from Sunderland?

When taking a coach from Sunderland, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Sunderland, Interchange, Sunderland, Fawcett Street and Sunderland, Stadium of Light. When you arrive in Manchester, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Sunderland   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the Sunderland coach station located? Where is the Manchester coach station located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Sunderland, is located 0.1 miles (116 m) from the city centre of Sunderland.

The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0.3 miles (489 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

What coach companies offer a service from Sunderland to Manchester?

Take the Sunderland to Manchester coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Manchester from Sunderland as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any Sunderland to Manchester direct coach services?

Yes, there are 2 direct coaches per day between Sunderland and Manchester, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many coach services per day are there from Sunderland to Manchester?

On average, there are 2 coaches a day from Sunderland to Manchester. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first coach from Sunderland to Manchester? When can I take the last coach for the day?

The earliest coach departing from Sunderland to Manchester leaves at 08: 30. The last coach departing from Sunderland to Manchester leaves at 16: 10. You can find the latest Sunderland to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book a coach ticket to Manchester from Sunderland to get the best deals?

If you book a coach ticket between Sunderland and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Sunderland and Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.