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from Wigan to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Wigan to Manchester on 23 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25Wigan North Western0h32 09:57Manchester Piccadilly
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09:25Wigan North Western0h32 09:57Manchester Piccadilly
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10:24Wigan North Western0h33 10:57Manchester Piccadilly
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08:23Wigan North Western0h36 08:59Manchester Piccadilly
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08:54Wigan North Western0h38 09:32Manchester Victoria
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Travel Information to Manchester from Wigan

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Take a train to travel 16 miles (25 km) between Wigan and Manchester. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train 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.
How do I travel between Wigan and Manchester?

Travel Wigan to Manchester by train.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Wigan?

Going by train is the quickest way from Wigan to Manchester with an average travel time of 37 min.

How far is it from Wigan to Manchester?

The distance between Wigan and Manchester is around 16 miles (25 km).

How many services a day are there between Wigan and Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Wigan to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Wigan to Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers catch their train from Wigan North Western and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can get me from Wigan to Manchester?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Wigan and Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from Wigan by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £7 with Northern Rail from Wigan to Manchester on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Manchester from Wigan?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Manchester with Northern Rail.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Manchester from Wigan ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Wigan to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Wigan and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Wigan to Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost £7 one way on average.

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

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