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from Manchester to Sunderland

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Travel Information to Sunderland from Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £84
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £17 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by coach or train to Sunderland from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 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 Flixbus or First 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.

How do you get from Manchester to Sunderland?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Sunderland: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Sunderland?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Sunderland is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Sunderland:

A coach is generally £67 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £84 from Manchester to Sunderland.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Sunderland?

The fastest way from Manchester to Sunderland is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Sunderland can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 1 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Manchester to Sunderland would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Sunderland from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Sunderland is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

When going from Manchester to Sunderland, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Sunderland?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Sunderland, Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sunderland.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester 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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Sunderland by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Manchester to Sunderland for £17 on Omio.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express for trains to Sunderland. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for First Transpennine Express Manchester to Sunderland tickets on Omio for £84.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and Sunderland?

Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Sunderland often also extend their holiday to go to London, Edinburgh or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sunderland and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Manchester to Sunderland online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Sunderland, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £17 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £84 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Sunderland tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.