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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Wigan

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£71 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Wigan cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £71, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Wigan North Western.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Wigan

Travel between Cardiff and Wigan from £38 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff and Wigan you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Cardiff to Wigan, check out Omio! With one-way Cardiff to Wigan train ticket prices starting as low as £76 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Wigan from Cardiff by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 143 miles (231 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Cardiff and Wigan in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Wigan from Cardiff on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

  • Average Price: £76

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Cardiff and Wigan due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Wigan

Travel by train to Wigan 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 Cardiff to Wigan.

How much do cheap train tickets between Cardiff and Wigan cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Wigan from Cardiff for as little as £38  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Cardiff to Wigan?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Wigan train price to come in at an average of £71  one way.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Wigan by train?

The Cardiff to Wigan train distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).

How long is the train from Cardiff to Wigan?

On average the Cardiff to Wigan train time is 3 h 46 min  covering the 143 miles (231 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Cardiff and arrival train station in Wigan?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Wigan North Western.

Where do I find the Cardiff train station to Wigan? Where is the Wigan train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Wigan, called Wigan North Western, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city centre.

What train companies go from Cardiff to Wigan?

When taking a train from Cardiff to Wigan, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Wigan. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Cardiff and Wigan and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Wigan from Cardiff?

On average, there are 11 trains a day from Cardiff to Wigan. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Wigan? When is the last train from Cardiff to Wigan?

If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Wigan, the first train leaves at 06: 50. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Wigan, the last train of the day leaves at 08: 45. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Wigan timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

When should I purchase Cardiff Wigan train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train to Wigan from Cardiff to cost on average £71 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Wigan train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Wigan from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

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