Wigan to Runcorn by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    24 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wigan to Runcorn by train

Fast trains from Wigan to Runcorn take around 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 24 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wigan and Runcorn.

1. Are there direct trains from Wigan to Runcorn?

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

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Wigan to Runcorn 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 34 departures.

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

The Wigan to Runcorn train travel time is normally about 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Runcorn is usually scheduled to depart Wigan around 05:45 and the last train is around 23:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wigan around 06:03, and the last at 23:31.

When to book Wigan to Runcorn 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 Runcorn by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wigan and Runcorn?

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

  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.