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Cardiff to Wigan by train

  • First train
    04:35
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 16m
  • Distance
    234 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 17m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Wigan by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Wigan take around 3 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 234 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Wigan.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Wigan?

Journeys between Cardiff and Wigan usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Cardiff to Wigan 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 32 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Wigan train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Wigan is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:30.

When to book Cardiff to Wigan 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 Cardiff to Wigan by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Wigan?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

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

Wigan to Cardiff by train

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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.