How to travel from Wakefield to Manchester

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Travel Information from Wakefield to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$2 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or TransPennine Express

Travel 33 miles (53 km) by train or bus between Wakefield and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Wakefield to Manchester.

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from Wakefield to Manchester

How to get from Wakefield to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Wakefield to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Find the best journey between Wakefield and Manchester with FlixBus and Northern Rail (3). Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 travel companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter travel 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 travel journeys from Wakefield to Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Wakefield to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel 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 Wakefield to Manchester.

      There are 2 options to travel from Wakefield to Manchester including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Wakefield to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

      Taking a bus costs $5 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $7 (€6) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel from Wakefield to Manchester is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Train takes on average 1 h 22 min.

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

      The average frequency per day from Wakefield to Manchester is:

      • 25 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly leave from Wakefield, Cathedral Retail Pk and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Wakefield Westgate and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

      The following travel companies offer services from Wakefield to Manchester:

      • Travel with FlixBus for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Wakefield to Manchester tickets on Omio for $2 (€2).
      • TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), East Coast or CrossCountry can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail (3) from Wakefield to Manchester for $7 (€6).

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

      • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Manchester with.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Wakefield to Manchester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Wakefield and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
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