How to get from Manchester to Sunderland

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Travel Information to Sunderland from Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £47
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £47 • 2 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Transpennine Express

Travel 104 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Manchester to Sunderland. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Sunderland.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Sunderland

Travel 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Sunderland: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Sunderland, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sunderland:

A coach is £31 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Sunderland costing on average £47.

The quickest way to travel to Sunderland from Manchester is by train, which takes on average 2 h 53 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

The distance between Manchester and Sunderland is around 104 miles.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Sunderland is:

  • Around 5 coaches per day.
  • 17 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Sunderland as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Manchester to Sunderland depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Sunderland depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Sunderland.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Sunderland, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Sunderland by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Manchester to Sunderland for £17.
  • Transpennine Express can get you to Sunderland by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Transpennine Express from Manchester to Sunderland for £47 on Omio.
Your journey from Manchester to Sunderland doesn't have to end in Sunderland. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Birmingham to your Manchester to Sunderland trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sunderland today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £47 one way.

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

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