Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Getting here

Getting to Wigan is easy. There are excellent transport connections via bus, road and rail. Both the bus station and the town’s two railway stations are conveniently located in the town centre.

Wigan has a new and modern bus station. After extensive re-development, it became operational on 28th October 2018. Local and regional bus services are provided by a variety of service providers. Nationwide coach services are provided by National Express.

Virtually all of the Wigan CAMRA branch area is bounded by motorways giving fast road connections from all parts of the region and country via the M6, M58, M62 or M61 motorways.

As such, you can drive here quite quickly from anywhere in North-West England – both Liverpool and Manchester can be reached in just 30 to 40 minutes drive whilst the Lake District is little more than one hour away.

Wigan is served by two railway stations, both conviently located for the town centre and just a few yards apart – Wigan Wallgate and Wigan 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.

Wigan North Western is situation on the West Coast mainline with fast connections to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Midlands and South-West England. There are also services to Manchester and Liverpool as well as a direct connection to Manchester Airport.


Wigan Bus Station : routes, departure times, facilities, accessibility and maps.
Wigan North Western : services, facilities, accessibility and maps.
Wigan Wallgate : services, facilities, accessibility and maps.
AA Route Planner : directions, routes, maps, times, distance and miles.
RAC Route Planner : directions, routes, maps, times, distance and miles.
Traveline : routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry.
National Rail : A portal into UK rail travel and gateway to Britain’s National Rail network.
TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) : ticketing and journey planner for Greater Manchester.

Note : TGfM offer an exceptional value Rail Ranger ticket covering the entire Greater Manchester Rail Network, which includes Wigan. As at 1st May 2020, the ticket costs just £7.20 for a full day (excluding peak times). TfGM also offer a range of other tickets covering buses, trains and trams, click here for more ticket details.