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Duration 3h 21m
Distance 136.2 miles
Average price £67
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Sunderland and Manchester takes 3h 21m and the fastest train takes 2h 40m. There is a train service every few hours from Sunderland to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Newcastle
  2. Manchester
3h 11m
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£47 - £117

Sunderland to Manchester train times

Trains run hourly between Sunderland and Manchester. The earliest departure is at 12:32 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Sunderland is at 22:29 which arrives into Manchester at 07:21. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Manchester Victoria via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Manchester is 105 miles. The road distance is 136.2 miles.

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Sunderland to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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Sunderland to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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What companies run services between Sunderland and Manchester?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £70 and the journey takes 2h 28m.
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Estimated price
£45 - £70
+44 345 600 1671
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70

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