Wigan to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    22:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 8m
  • Distance
    234 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wigan to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Wigan to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 234 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wigan and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Wigan to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Wigan to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

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

The Wigan to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Wigan around 05:45 and the last train is around 22:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wigan around 06:06, and the last at 22:52.

When to book Wigan to Cardiff 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 Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wigan and Cardiff?

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

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

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.