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Manchester to Sunderland

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2 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Sunderland by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Sunderland ?

Trip Manchester Sunderland

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance105 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Sunderland and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Sunderland? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Sunderland then Vivanoda will do the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of Northern Rail, Blablacar, First TransPennine Express, National Express or MegaBus to reach Sunderland.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Sunderland bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Sunderland

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Sunderland and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Sunderland.

  • Very low prices! On the Manchester Sunderland line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • The new buses used by MegaBus and National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Sunderland is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Sunderland watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from Manchester to Sunderland are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Sunderland?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Sunderland with direct service.

National Express Manchester SunderlandMegaBus Manchester Sunderland

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Sunderland' must be mentioned. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Sunderland

When you arrive in Sunderland, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Sunderland

Train Manchester to Sunderland

Is Manchester connected to Sunderland with a direct train?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Sunderland without making any changes.

Intercity train Manchester Sunderland

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Sunderland with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Sunderland railways companies

The railways Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Sunderland.
Northern Rail Manchester SunderlandFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Sunderland

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Sunderland

  • Sunderland

Carpool from Manchester to Sunderland

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Sunderland with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Sunderland, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Sunderland rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Sunderland!

When you are about to book a Manchester-Sunderland ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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