How to get from Manchester to Wigan

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from Manchester to Wigan

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

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To get from Manchester to Wigan on 28 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:51Manchester Oxford Road0h25 09:16Wigan North Western
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08:51Manchester Oxford Road0h25 09:16Wigan North Western
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17:51Manchester Oxford Road0h27 18:18Wigan North Western
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08:21Manchester Oxford Road0h32 08:53Wigan Wallgate
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08:56Manchester Victoria0h40 09:36Wigan North Western
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Travel Information between Manchester and Wigan

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Travel 16 miles (25 km) by train to Wigan from Manchester. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Wigan.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Wigan

Travel 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 Manchester to Wigan.

Travelling from Manchester to Wigan includes taking a train.

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Manchester to Wigan. It takes on average 25 min   to travel this journey.

Wigan is approximately 16 miles (25 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Wigan is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Wigan as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Wigan:

  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Wigan North Western.

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

  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Wigan by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Wigan tickets on Omio for £7.

Yes, there is a direct service from Manchester to Wigan:

  • You can check for a direct train to Wigan with Northern Rail with 25 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Wigan tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Wigan? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Wigan usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Glasgow from Wigan, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • The price of a train ticket is on average £7 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Wigan 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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