It takes an average of 4h 25m to travel from Manchester to Sunderland by train, over a distance of around 104 miles (168 km). There are normally 123 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Sunderland and tickets for this journey start from $23.85 when you book in advance.
From 2h 49m
104 miles (168 km)
123 trains per day
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The train from Manchester to Sunderland usually takes 4 hours 25 minutes on average to travel 168 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 49 minutes. You can expect to find 123 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Manchester and Sunderland, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Sunderland.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Manchester to Sunderland in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $23.85.
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The average journey time by train between Manchester and Sunderland is 4 hours and 25 minutes, with around 123 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Sunderland is 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Train tickets from Manchester to Sunderland can start from as little as $23.85 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Manchester to Sunderland. Travelling from Manchester to Sunderland by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Manchester to Sunderland leaves at 02:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester to Sunderland leaves at 01:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Manchester to Sunderland cover a distance of around 104 miles (168 km) during the journey.
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