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.
The average ticket from Wigan to London will cost around £ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 64.
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1 h 58 m
2 h 31 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Wigan for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 281 km distance in an average of 2 h 31 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 58 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 5 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||£66 (€74)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Wigan to London cover the 174 miles (281 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 59 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £49, but the average price of train tickets is £66. Travellers depart most frequently from Wigan North Western and arrive in London Victoria.
This journey from Wigan to London is one of the more frequent commutes available with trains running seven days a week. The number of trips embarked on per day can vary depending on the day of the week so remember to be flexible with your booking date to allow for a schedule applicable to fewer trips that day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30min which can take longer depending on which day of the week you book your ticket for.
In high peak times, the Avanti West Coast train company can run up to 44 trains on this route per day. However, the average number of trains on this route is approximately 24 per day. 2/3rds of these trips will be direct trips. The timing of the first train to leave changes depending on the day. Weekdays departure time is 5:45 a.m., Saturdays 6:09 a.m. and Sundays 9:11 a.m. the last train to depart will be at 9:11 p.m. on weekdays and 20:17 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Once you have completed this train trip you would have covered 176 miles (283 km) from Wigan to London. The average total time it will take to complete the journey is between 1h 38min and 3h 5min, depending on what time of the day you are travelling. The average time of the trip is 2h 30min. There are two different routes one being direct and one that called for a change of train in Crewe, this one-stop trip is mostly longer and will average around 3h to complete the journey.
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Departure train station: There are two train stations in Wigan. Wigan North Western Station and Wigan Wallgate station. The trains travelling the route from Wigan to London will all depart from Wigan North Western Station. The operating hours of this station are from Monday to Friday from 5:15 a.m. till 6:45 p.m., which changes to 8:40 a.m. till 6:45 p.m. on Sundays. This station has 6 platforms and the entire station is step-free making it accessible to any persons with mobility disabilities The station is a 5min walk away from the city centre if you follow the Watergate route. You can also take a bus to the station. The facilities offered at the station are toilets, food kiosks, ATM, a postbox, and public phones both card and cash units. Please note they do not offer national key toilets.
Arrival train station: London Euston Station is the business inner-city station in London. To get there from the city centre you can take six methods of transport for this 21min journey. The subway is the quickest taking 18min. Take the bus line 473 or a taxi, rental car or town car on route A4200. The shuttle will take the longest at 21min. The station offers ATMs, toilets, waiting rooms and 24h security.
Avanti West Coast trains company is responsible for offering trips between Wigan and London. This company uses high-speed trains for their journies. The company offers a most convenient live tracking onboard information program that will allow you to track the train you are on from your mobile device, a service that can be downloaded via the free onboard wifi. This company has an automatic refund system called Delay Repay, which will reimburse you for your ticket if there is a delay of more than 15min caused by the company, make sure you have booked an advanced ticket type to be legible for this service.
Avanti offers direct trains for this journey and runs high-speed trains to ensure that the trip averages approximately 2h 30min. One of the handy services the company offers is assistance with lost property. Have some information ready when you report the lost item to help quickly retrieve the lost item from a bag to a book. Which trip were you taking? What time was it? Have a description of the item with identifiable features don't forget to leave your contact details, and if you have a photo with you and the item or just the item that would be an added help.
You will find three classes of seating on Avanti West Coast trains. Standard class includes free wifi access, onboard media system for movies, music and games to play while onboard. Phone and laptop charging points at every seat, and you can order snacks and refreshments via the onboard information program which will be delivered to you. Standard premium is the next class tear and offers all the same features as a standard class ticket with the additional benefit of larger seats with extra legroom.
The most premium offering is the first-class seating, with this ticket you are entitled to relax in the first class lounge, you will receive a complimentary menu of locally sourced food products and drinks which does include alcoholic beverages during specified times. The trains have been streamlined for speed and because of this, the trains are slightly narrow, your bag size cant exceed 30 x 70 x 90cm. The company does offer a door-to-door delivery service if you prefer. You can bring your furry friends along and are allowed up to two pets at no extra fee. Taking your bike on the train? You do need to book a space in the bike hold in advance.
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Booking tickets for trains operating during peak times will cause increased ticket prices. Off-peak rates are much more affordable. It is also possible that if you move your date sometimes slightly by no more than one day the price of the ticket will fluctuate. If you are travelling in a group you can find tickets with up to a 20% discount attached, and lastly, you can buy your tickets in conjunction with a money saver card such as your railcard.
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When departing from Wigan, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers book a train from Wigan North Western to London Victoria most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Wigan North Western, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre of Wigan.
The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre of London.
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