Manchester to Wakefield by train

  • First train
    04:36
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    58m
  • Distance
    54 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    91
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 40m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Wakefield by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Wakefield take around 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 54 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Wakefield.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Wakefield?

Journeys between Manchester and Wakefield usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 90 departures on the route from Manchester to Wakefield every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 95 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Wakefield?

The Manchester to Wakefield train travel time is normally about 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester to Wakefield train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Wakefield is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:36 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:36, and the last at 00:55.

When to book Manchester to Wakefield train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Wakefield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Wakefield?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Wakefield, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Wakefield to Manchester by train

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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