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Best price £ 2.75
Journey duration 17 min
Connections per day 74
First departure 00:04
Last departure 23:32
Distance 16.8 mi

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How much does it cost to get from Wigan to Preston by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Wigan to Preston. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 4.93 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 2.75, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Trains from Wigan to Preston

How long does the journey from Wigan to Preston take by train?

The journey between Wigan and Preston runs for about 16.8 mi and usually takes approximately 17 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 12 min. If you are trying to get from Wigan to Preston as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from Wigan to Preston?

In general, the first departure of the night will leave Wigan at 00:04, and the last departure will leave at 23:32. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Wigan to Preston can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use on the Wigan to Preston route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Wigan and Preston. You can start your journey in Wigan at stations such as Wigan North Western [ WGN ]. These connect to stations including Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ] in Preston. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Wigan to Preston.

How many daily journeys are there from Wigan to Preston?

The exact number of journeys from Wigan to Preston can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 74 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 74 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Wigan to Preston. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Wigan to Preston varies, but in general, you can expect to find 74 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more.