Getting to and around Wigan could not be easier with a multi-tude of transport and travel options.
Wigan is served by two railway stations - Wallgate and North Western. Wigan Wallgate has direct connections to the metropolis' of Manchester and Liverpool, the seaside resort of Southport as well as urban towns such as Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale. There is even a direct connection to Manchester Airport. Wigan North Western is situation on the West Coast mainline with fast connections to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South-West England.
For timetables and other information, check National Rail Enquiries
Note : TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) offer an exceptional value Rail Ranger ticket covering the entire Greater Manchester Rail Network, which includes Wigan (click here for map of rail network). The ticket costs just £4.80 for a full day, or just £2.40 after 18:30. For more Rail Ranger details, click here for ticket details. TfGM also offer a range of other tickets covering buses, trains and trams, click here for more ticket details.
Virtually all of the Wigan area is bounded motorways giving fast road connections from all parts of the region and country via the M6 (north-south) or M62 (east-west) or M61 motorways.
If you intend driving to and around the Wigan area, check the route planners :- AA Route Planner ; RAC Route Planner
BUS & COACH
Wigan has a bus station located in the town centre. Nationwide coach services are provided by National Express. Local and regional bus services are provided by a variety of service providers. Check out the Destination Finder for bus services from Wigan Bus Station.
For more bus timetables and other travel needs, check out Travel for Greater Manchester.
Use the Traveline Journey Planner to get around the north west region by any combination of using bus, coach, tram or train.