How to get from Sunderland to Manchester

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from Sunderland to Manchester

You can get from Sunderland to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Sunderland to Manchester on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:05Sunderland3h15 19:20Manchester
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16:05Sunderland3h15 19:20Manchester
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10:00Sunderland3h20 13:20Manchester
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13:05Sunderland3h40 16:45Manchester
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10:00Sunderland4h00 14:00Manchester, Airport
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Travel Information from Sunderland to Manchester

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £92 • 2 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by coach or train to Manchester from 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 £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Sunderland to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sunderland to Manchester

Travel 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.

There are 2 ways to get from Sunderland to Manchester: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £57 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £92 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Sunderland is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 53 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 5 min   on average.

The distance between Sunderland and Manchester is around 104 miles (167 km).

The average frequency per day from Sunderland to Manchester is:

  • 2 coaches a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Sunderland to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Sunderland, Interchange and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Sunderland to Manchester most often leave from Sunderland and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Sunderland to Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from Sunderland by coach with Megabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £35 with Megabus from Sunderland to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel to Manchester from Sunderland by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £92 with First Transpennine Express from Sunderland to Manchester.
Many of our customers travelling from Sunderland to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Sunderland and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £35 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £92 one way on average for this route.

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

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