Manchester to Sunderland by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Sunderland by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Sunderland take around 2 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 169 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Sunderland.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Sunderland?
Journeys between Manchester and Sunderland usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 59 departures on the route from Manchester to Sunderland 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 67 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Sunderland?
The Manchester to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Sunderland train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:36 and the last train is around 00:57.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:26, and the last at 00:55.
What's the Manchester to Sunderland train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Sunderland are $28.45.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $28 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $31. 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 Manchester to Sunderland 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 Manchester to Sunderland by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Sunderland?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Sunderland, 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.
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