Manchester to Wakefield train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Wakefield

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Cheapest

£28

Average

£28

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.

Cheapest
11:30Manchester Piccadilly1h52 13:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
Cheapest
13:27Manchester Piccadilly1h55 15:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
Cheapest
14:17Manchester Piccadilly1h40 15:57Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
Cheapest
15:30Manchester Piccadilly1h58 17:28Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Wakefield

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 August
11:30Manchester Piccadilly1h52 13:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
13:27Manchester Piccadilly1h55 15:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
14:17Manchester Piccadilly1h40 15:57Wakefield Westgate
1 change
15:30Manchester Piccadilly1h58 17:28Wakefield Westgate
1 change

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, coach or flight

Thu
18 Aug
Fri
19 Aug
Sat
20 Aug
Sun
21 Aug
Mon
22 Aug
Tue
23 Aug
Wed
24 Aug

Fastest train times from Manchester to Wakefield

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

54 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Wakefield without changing at least once.

Fastest
14:17Manchester Piccadilly1h40 15:57Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
11:30Manchester Piccadilly1h52 13:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
13:27Manchester Piccadilly1h55 15:22Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way
15:30Manchester Piccadilly1h58 17:28Wakefield Westgate
1 change
£281One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from Manchester to Wakefield

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency60 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Wakefield cover the 33 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 4 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 60 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £20, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Wakefield Westgate.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3) trains Manchester to Wakefield

For as little as £9 you can travel by train to Wakefield from Manchester with First TransPennine Express 3, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3). Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)
East Midlands Trains

Find cheap tickets for First TransPennine Express 3 trains from Manchester to Wakefield on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Manchester to Wakefield train timetable from First TransPennine Express 3, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 33 miles (53 km) trip from Manchester to Wakefield, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains to Wakefield from Manchester in the Omio app, you can check to see if the First TransPennine Express 3 trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the First TransPennine Express 3 train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Wakefield from Manchester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Manchester and Wakefield with First TransPennine Express 3!

Manchester to Wakefield train information with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 24 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 33 a day

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional 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 to Wakefield from Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Manchester to Wakefield train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • Average Price: £9
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 12 a day

East Midlands Trains tickets from Manchester to Wakefield are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with East Midlands Trains between Manchester and Wakefield all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current East Midlands Trains train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 33 miles (53 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the East Midlands Trains train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Manchester to Wakefield routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best East Midlands Trains Manchester to Wakefield train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the East Midlands Trains train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Wakefield with East Midlands Trains!

East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Wakefield train information:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 10 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Wakefield

Travel by train 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
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Wakefield from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £9  one way.
The Manchester to Wakefield train ticket price is on average £20  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance between Manchester and Wakefield by train is approximately 33 miles.
The Manchester to Wakefield train duration is on average 2 h 4 min, which is to be expected when travelling 33 miles from Manchester to Wakefield. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

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

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Wakefield Westgate   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Wakefield Westgate and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (536 m) from the train station to the city centre in Wakefield.

For the best Manchester to Wakefield train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and Wakefield to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Wakefield is 60 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Manchester at 07: 15. The last train leaves from Manchester at 20: 15. Check Omio for the latest train times from Manchester to Wakefield and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy Manchester to Wakefield train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £20. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Wakefield. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Wakefield
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Wakefield.
Amenities at station
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 transport 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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language