How to get from Wigan to Manchester

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from Wigan to Manchester

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

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To get from Wigan to Manchester on 08 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25Wigan North Western0h29 09:54Manchester Oxford Road
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09:53Wigan North Western0h39 10:32Manchester Victoria
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08:23Wigan North Western0h33 08:56Manchester Oxford Road
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08:54Wigan North Western0h38 09:32Manchester Victoria
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09:49Wigan Wallgate0h40 10:29Deansgate
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Travel Information between Wigan and Manchester

distanceDistance16 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £8
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 1 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 16 miles between Wigan and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Wigan to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Wigan to Manchester

Travel 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 Wigan to Manchester.

There are 4 ways to get from Wigan to Manchester: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Wigan to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £4 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Wigan to Manchester costing on average £8.

The fastest way from Wigan to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 27 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 28 min   of travel time.

The distance from Wigan to Manchester is approximately 16 miles.

The average frequency per day from Wigan to Manchester is:

  • Around 41 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Wigan to Manchester 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 Wigan to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Wigan, Hallgate and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Wigan to Manchester most often leave from Wigan North Western and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Wigan to Manchester:

  • You can take a train from Wigan to Manchester with Northern Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Northern Rail from Wigan to Manchester.
Omio customers who travel from Wigan to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Wigan to Manchester, 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 coach ticket for this trip is £4 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £8 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Wigan to Manchester 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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