Sunderland to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Sunderland to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Sunderland to Manchester take around 2 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 169 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Manchester?
Journeys between Sunderland and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Sunderland to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 57 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Sunderland to Manchester?
The Sunderland to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Sunderland to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:11.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 06:15, and the last at 23:57.
What's the Sunderland to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Sunderland to Manchester are $23.70.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $35. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Sunderland to Manchester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Sunderland to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Sunderland to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central
- Grand Central Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Tyne And Wear Metro
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Manchester to Sunderland by train