Wakefield to Manchester train

Fri, 24 May
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Cheap train tickets from Wakefield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Wakefield to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
08:502h13
Wakefield
11:03Manchester
£71One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
21:151h47
Wakefield
23:02Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
20:081h56
Wakefield
22:04Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:031h22
Wakefield
09:25Manchester
£291One-way
0 changes

Train timetableWakefield to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
Transpennine Express
08:031h22
Wakefield
09:25Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
21:151h47
Wakefield
23:02Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
20:081h56
Wakefield
22:04Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:502h13
Wakefield
11:03Manchester
0 changes

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Train times from Wakefield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 22 m

Average

1 h 49 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

54 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Wakefield for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transpennine Express
08:031h22
Wakefield
09:25Manchester
£291One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
21:151h47
Wakefield
23:02Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
20:081h56
Wakefield
22:04Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:502h13
Wakefield
11:03Manchester
£71One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Wakefield to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry or East Coast

Trains from Wakefield to Manchester cover the 33 miles long route taking on average 1 h 22 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry or East Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Wakefield Westgate and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry trains Wakefield to Manchester

Find the best trains between Wakefield and Manchester with Omio's travel partners TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry from £21. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Train information from Wakefield to Manchester with TransPennine Express:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: £29

FAQs: Wakefield to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Wakefield 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Wakefield to Manchester can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Wakefield to Manchester is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Wakefield to Manchester train time is 1 h 22 min   covering the 33 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Wakefield to Manchester leaves at 05: 13. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Wakefield to Manchester leaves at 22: 13.
There are 25 trains a day from Wakefield to Manchester which require at least one change with TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry or East Coast. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Wakefield to Manchester you can take a train with TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry or East Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Manchester from Wakefield on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 13.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Wakefield Westgate, which is located around 0.5 miles (806 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Wakefield is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 22 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Wakefield to Manchester by train is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Wakefield to Manchester including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Wakefield and Manchester

Wakefield
Manchester
Wakefield Westgate is the most popular Wakefield 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 Wakefield for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 722 5333
Public transport options for Wakefield Westgate
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stop (W9) in the short-stay car park.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 8002006060
Public transport options for Wakefield Kirkgate
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off outside the station entrance.
Wakefield Westgate or Wakefield KirkgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Wakefield Westgate railway stationAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility

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