Wigan to Manchester by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    22:59
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    24m
  • Distance
    27 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    78
  • Avg. journey time
    35m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Wigan to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Wigan to Manchester take around 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 27 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wigan and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Wigan to Manchester?

Direct trains from Wigan to Manchester have been found.

We usually find around 74 direct trains on the route from Wigan to Manchester every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 91 departures.

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

The Wigan to Manchester train travel time is normally about 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Wigan around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wigan around 06:42, and the last at 23:43.

When to book Wigan to Manchester 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 Wigan to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wigan and Manchester?

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

  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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.