Manchester to Wakefield train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Wakefield

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Wakefield is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
12:36PM2h09
Manchester
02:45PMWakefield
$101One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
08:20AM2h05
Manchester
10:25AMWakefield
$121One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Wakefield

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
Northern Rail
08:20AM2h05
Manchester
10:25AMWakefield
0 transfers
Northern Rail
12:36PM2h09
Manchester
02:45PMWakefield
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Wakefield

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 7 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

54 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Manchester for Wakefield every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
08:20AM2h05
Manchester
10:25AMWakefield
$121One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
12:36PM2h09
Manchester
02:45PMWakefield
$101One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Wakefield

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$14 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Wakefield cover the 33 miles (53 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 29 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $14 (€12), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $7 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Wakefield Westgate.

Train providers: Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from Manchester to Wakefield trains

Find the best trains to Wakefield from Manchester with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from $7 (€6). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Wakefield with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 43 min
  • Cheapest Price: $7

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Wakefield

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Wakefield easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Wakefield.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Wakefield can start from as little as $7 (€6) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Wakefield is $14 (€12); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Manchester and Wakefield is on average 1 h 29 min   for the 33 mile (53 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Wakefield by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Wakefield leaves at 4: 51 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Wakefield leaves at 9: 57 PM.
There are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Wakefield which require at least one change with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Manchester to Wakefield train with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Manchester and Wakefield as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 57 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Wakefield, you can end your route in train stations like Wakefield Westgate, Wakefield Kirkgate and Wakefield Westgate or Wakefield Kirkgate.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Wakefield Westgate, located 0.5 miles (806 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Wakefield from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 29 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Wakefield by train is April.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Wakefield 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Wakefield

Manchester
Wakefield
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey to Wakefield from Manchester.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
The major train station for arrivals in Wakefield is Wakefield Kirkgate. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wakefield Kirkgate for your journey to Wakefield from Manchester.
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ParkingParking
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phone
Phone Number
+44 8002006060
Public transit options for Wakefield Kirkgate
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off outside the station entrance.

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