Wigan to Reading by train

  • First train
    06:09
  • Last train
    21:09
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 7m
  • Distance
    258 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wigan to Reading by train

Fast trains from Wigan to Reading take around 3 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wigan and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Wigan to Reading?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Wigan to Reading 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 36 departures.

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

The Wigan to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Wigan around 05:45 and the last train is around 21:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wigan around 06:09, and the last at 20:15.

When to book Wigan to Reading 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 Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wigan and Reading?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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.