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from Manchester to Wakefield

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Travel Information to Wakefield from Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€30) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 33 miles (53 km) to Wakefield from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Wakefield.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Wakefield

Travel 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.

How do I go from Manchester to Wakefield?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Manchester and Wakefield. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Wakefield from Manchester?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Wakefield is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Wakefield:

Taking a bus is usually $24 (€21) less than taking a train to Wakefield, which costs on average $33 (€30) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Wakefield?

The fastest way from Manchester to Wakefield is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Wakefield that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Wakefield by bus can take on average 1 h 30 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Wakefield?

The Manchester to Wakefield distance is around 33 miles (53 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Wakefield?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Wakefield is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Wakefield from Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Manchester to Wakefield, what are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and Wakefield?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Manchester to Wakefield:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Manchester to Wakefield depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Wakefield, Wakefield.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Wakefield Westgate.

Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Wakefield?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Wakefield, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Wakefield by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Manchester to Wakefield for $10 (€9) on Omio.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express to go to Wakefield by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find First Transpennine Express Manchester to Wakefield tickets on Omio for $33 (€30).

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Wakefield?

Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Wakefield with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Wakefield as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Wakefield from Manchester.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Wakefield?

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Wakefield don't make Wakefield their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Wakefield are London, Leeds or Sheffield, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Wakefield to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Manchester to Wakefield online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Wakefield, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $10 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $33 (€30) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Wakefield online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.