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Overview: Train from Manchester to Sunderland

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Sunderland cover the 104 miles (167 km) long route taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £42, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Sunderland.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Sunderland

Travel by train 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.

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

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Manchester to Sunderland for as low as £30  for the next 7 days.

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

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Sunderland from Manchester is £42  one way.

What is the distance by train from Manchester to Sunderland?

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

How long is the train between Manchester and Sunderland?

On average the train from Manchester to Sunderland duration is 3 h 16 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 Manchester to Sunderland train leave from? Which Sunderland train station do I come into from Manchester?

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in Sunderland, your train can arrive in train stations including Sunderland and Sunderland, Dame Dorothy Street.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Sunderland.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Sunderland, is located 0.1 miles (116 m) away from the city centre of Sunderland.

What train providers offer a service from Manchester to Sunderland?

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Sunderland, you can rely on First Transpennine Express to get you to Sunderland. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Sunderland trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there between Manchester and Sunderland a day?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Manchester to Sunderland. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Manchester to Sunderland?

The earliest train departing from Manchester to Sunderland leaves at 08: 00. The last train departing from Manchester to Sunderland leaves at 10: 40. You can find the latest Manchester to Sunderland train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Manchester and Sunderland for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Manchester and Sunderland within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Sunderland a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Sunderland.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales