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from Wigan to Birmingham

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

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
25 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£14Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£19Avanti West Coast
£8Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£19Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£40Cross Country
£6Flixbus

Travel Information between Wigan and Birmingham

distanceDistance78 miles (126 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 78 miles (126 km) by coach or train from Wigan to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Wigan to Birmingham.

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Travel from Wigan to Birmingham
Travel to Birmingham 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 Wigan to Birmingham.
FAQs
How do I go from Wigan to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to get from Wigan to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Birmingham from Wigan?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Wigan to Birmingham, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £36 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £40 from Wigan to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way from Wigan to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Wigan to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options from Wigan to Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Wigan to Birmingham?

You should expect to travel around 78 miles (126 km) from Wigan to Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Wigan to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Wigan to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Wigan to Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Wigan and in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Wigan, Hallgate and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Wigan to Birmingham depart from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me from Wigan to Birmingham?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Wigan to Birmingham for £3.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Wigan to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £40.
Is it possible to travel directly between Wigan and Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct routes from Wigan to Birmingham with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Birmingham with Flixbus.
  • You'll find direct train services to Birmingham with Avanti West Coast with around 16 direct trains every day.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Wigan to Birmingham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Wigan to Birmingham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Wigan and Birmingham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Birmingham and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Birmingham from Wigan online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Wigan and Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £3 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £40 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Wigan and Birmingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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