Wigan to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Wigan to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 06

Cheapest

9

Average

9

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
08:49AMWigan0h40 09:29AMManchester
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Northern Rail
02:50PMWigan0h39 03:29PMManchester
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08:15PMWigan0h47 09:02PMManchester
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Northern Rail
07:23AMWigan0h33 07:56AMManchester
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Northern Rail
07:54AMWigan0h38 08:32AMManchester
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Train schedule from Wigan to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6
Northern Rail
07:08AMWigan0h42 07:50AMManchester
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Northern Rail
07:19AMWigan0h43 08:02AMManchester
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Northern Rail
07:23AMWigan0h33 07:56AMManchester
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Northern Rail
07:54AMWigan0h38 08:32AMManchester
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Northern Rail
08:49AMWigan0h40 09:29AMManchester
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Northern Rail
02:50PMWigan0h39 03:29PMManchester
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Northern Rail
08:15PMWigan0h47 09:02PMManchester
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Fastest train times from Wigan to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 06

Fastest Journey

33 m

Average

40 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

26 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Wigan for Manchester every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
07:23AMWigan0h33 07:56AMManchester
0 transfers
91One-way
Northern Rail
07:54AMWigan0h38 08:32AMManchester
0 transfers
91One-way
Northern Rail
02:50PMWigan0h39 03:29PMManchester
0 transfers
91One-way
Northern Rail
08:49AMWigan0h40 09:29AMManchester
0 transfers
91One-way
Northern Rail
07:08AMWigan0h42 07:50AMManchester
0 transfers
91One-way

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Overview: Train from Wigan to Manchester

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
durationAverage train duration31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency48 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 48 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail

Trains from Wigan to Manchester cover the 16 miles (25 km) long journey taking on average 31 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 48 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $10 (€9), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Wigan North Western and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3) from Wigan to Manchester trains

Travel between Wigan and Manchester from $10 (€9) with Omio’s train partners Northern Rail (3)! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Northern Rail (3)

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. 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. Headquartered in York, Northern 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. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Wigan and Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Northern Rail (3) from Wigan to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 37 min
  • Average Price: $10
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 48 a day

Trains from Wigan to Manchester

Wigan is only 17 miles (27 km) from Manchester city center. Passengers can reach Manchester in only 40 minutes on average from Wigan, but the fastest train reaches Manchester in as little as 30 minutes. Passengers have plenty of services to choose from, with an average of 123 trains departing each day.

Wigan to Manchester Train time: Daily departures

Passengers can board 123 trains a day from Wigan to Manchester. Trains run from 05:00 am to shortly after 11:00 pm on Monday to Saturday, but trains depart later (around 08:00 am) and terminate earlier (around 10:00 pm) on Sundays. 

How long is the journey by train from Wigan to Manchester?

Wigan is 17 miles (27 km) from Manchester. The average train from Wigan to Manchester takes 40 minutes. However, occasionally passengers will find a trip which is much faster (usually a Wigan North Western to Manchester Picadilly service), and takes as little as 29 minutes. Some trains on the Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria service can take as long as 49 minutes, as there are many stops at smaller regional stations. 

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Wigan to Manchester?

Departure Train Station: Trains from Wigan to Manchester depart from 1 of 2 stations: Wigan Wallgate or Wigan North Western.  Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western are both in the historic center of Wigan. Both stations have ticket offices, newsagents, refreshment stalls and are accessible to travelers with access needs. Both stations can be reached via public transport. 

Arrival Train Station: Trains from Wigan to Manchester arrive at Manchester Picadilly or Manchester Victoria. Both Picadilly and Victoria are in the heart of Manchester's historic city center, and in walking distance of all the city's main attractions. Picadilly is slightly closer to the commercial center, and Victoria closer to the Medieval city, but both are in the heart of town. Both stations have all modern amenities, including ticket offices, refreshment stands, and live departure boards. Both are wheelchair accessible. 

Which train companies travel from Wigan to Manchester?

National Rail operates the train from Wigan to Manchester. Each day 123 National Rail trains travel from Wigan to Manchester. Trains depart from 05:00 am to shortly after 11:00 pm every day, Monday through Sunday. National Rail trains from Wigan to Manchester are direct, but are on a slower regional train line and stop at many small, local stations between Manchester and Wigan. The average train from Wigan to Manchester takes 40 minutes, but you the fastest train only takes 29 minutes. 

National Rail Wigan to Manchester

The train from Wigan to Manchester is a regional service and not high-speed. Although it is not an indirect service, the train makes frequent stops at smaller regional stations. Approximately 123 trains a day depart Wigan for Manchester. The average journey takes 40 minutes. 

Wigan to Manchester Trains: Services on board

There is no first-class service on any train from Wigan to Manchester. Passengers can sit in the standard carriage. Standard carriage seats on National Rail coaches on this line are typically organized in rows of 4 and 2 seats, with the aisle between. All trains from Wigan to Manchester can accommodate disabled passengers and those with access requirements. Every carriage has an extendable ramp, on which wheelchair users can enter the train and a reserved seating area for travelers in wheelchairs and their companions. Staff are on hand at larger stations to help passengers in wheelchairs board. Luggage racks are available throughout the train although they are not in every carriage on this line. Additional luggage storage facilities for hand luggage are found above seats. Travelers are able to take bikes on the train. Foldable bikes can be stored in luggage racks, and passengers can stand in the sections of carriages without seats with large bikes. Passengers can travel with pets on the condition that they are properly contained in carry bags, muzzled, or on short leads.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Wigan to Manchester?

The best way to find a cheap train from Wigan to Manchester is to book tickets well in advance of your planned departure date. Travel experts recommend booking tickets no later than six weeks before departure to get the best possible deals on ticket prices. Another great way to get the cheapest tickets is by having a flexible departure date. Travelers should look on days around their intended departure date to find the best deal, as ticket prices fluctuate throughout the week. If they must travel on a certain day, they can find cheaper tickets throughout the day. Prices vary across the day depending on tickets booked and peak travel hours, and passengers can secure a great deal on ticket prices when they're flexible. 

Travel Tips: Trains from Wigan to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester 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 Wigan to Manchester.
FAQs
Train tickets from Wigan to Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $10 (€9)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price from Wigan to Manchester is on average $10 (€9)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
You should expect to travel around 16 miles (25 km)  to Manchester from Wigan by train.
The Wigan to Manchester train duration is on average 31 min, which is to be expected when traveling 16 miles (25 km) between Wigan and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When taking a train from Wigan, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Wigan North Western   to Manchester Piccadilly.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Wigan North Western, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Wigan. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from its city center.

Take the Wigan to Manchester train with Northern Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Wigan and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 48 trains a day from Wigan to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Wigan at 7: 08 AM. The last train leaves from Wigan at 10: 26 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Wigan to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Wigan to Manchester is on average $10 (€9) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Wigan to Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Wigan North Western is the most popular Wigan railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Wigan for your trip to Manchester.
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Public transit options for Wigan North Western
Location for Rail Replacement Services: The Rail replacement bus pick up point can be found on the station car park.
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Public transit options for Wigan Wallgate
Onward travel information: Adjacent to Wigan North Western rail station for buses to St Helen? S, Southport, Ormskirk and Warrington. Maximum distance 200 yards/183m. Busline 0871 200 2233
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up/Drop off outside the station
Metro: GMPTE 0161 228 7811

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