How to get from Manchester to Wakefield

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from Manchester to Wakefield

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

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To get from Manchester to Wakefield on 18 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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

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Travel Information from Manchester to Wakefield

distanceDistance33 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £9 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transpennine Express

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 33 miles to Wakefield from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Wakefield.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Wakefield

Travel 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

You can travel between Manchester and Wakefield 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Wakefield is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Wakefield:

A coach is generally £19 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £28 from Manchester to Wakefield.

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Wakefield is by coach, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 44 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 33 miles from Manchester to Wakefield.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Wakefield is:

  • 60 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Wakefield at Wakefield, Wakefield.
  • Trains from Manchester to Wakefield most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Wakefield Westgate.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Wakefield, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Wakefield by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Manchester to Wakefield for £9.
  • Transpennine Express can take you to Wakefield by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Transpennine Express from Manchester to Wakefield for £28.
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Wakefield don't make Wakefield their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Leeds or Sheffield, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Wakefield trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Wakefield to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Wakefield, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £9 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £28 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Wakefield tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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