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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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Trip Manchester Sunderland

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance105 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Manchester to Sunderland ?

You've chosen Sunderland as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Sunderland transport deals? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Fill in the date of your trip to Sunderland and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Manchester - Sunderland offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with Northern Rail, Blablacar, First TransPennine Express, National Express or MegaBus by buses, carpooling or trains.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Sunderland?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Sunderland (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Sunderland where the coach will drop you off at Sunderland station situated at about 240.5 mi from Sunderland city centre.
Railway companies
Northern Rail provides a rail connection Newcastle Upon Tyne-Sunderland with the train from Newcastle railway station (0.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Sunderland at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Newcastle Upon Tyne with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Newcastle railway station (England United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Sunderland (105 mi)

All modes of transport Manchester-Sunderland

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Sunderland bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Sunderland, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

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

You may still have doubts to get to Sunderland by bus. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Sunderland.

  • The modern buses that operate the line Manchester Sunderland have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 105 mi of the trip.
  • The Manchester Sunderland tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.

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

Carpool from Manchester to Sunderland

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Sunderland rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is interesting for lastminute travel 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.

Train Manchester to Sunderland

Manchester Sunderland train companies

These are the 2 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Sunderland: Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express.
Northern Rail Manchester SunderlandFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Sunderland

Intercity Train Manchester Sunderland

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Sunderland are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Is it possible to go directly by train from Manchester to Sunderland?

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

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Sunderland

  • Sunderland

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