Getting from Preston to Wigan by train
Two key locations in Lancashire, In just over ten minutes you’ll arrive in Wigan. Known for its rich industrial history and coal mining heritage, Wigan’s notable attractions include Wigan Pier and the DW Stadium, home of their famous rugby and football clubs.
You can get from Preston to Wigan in as little as 11 minutes. You can travel from one city centre to another quickly and affordably, with tickets from as little as £2.30, less than the price of a cup of coffee.
Find the cheapest train tickets from Preston to Wigan
We realise many of you will be travelling for work. That’s why for regular travellers or commuters, we have a range of season tickets, benefits and reward schemes that can help you save money or even upgrade to First Class.
We also offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to railcard holders, and senior and group travellers. See also the 2 For 1 offers for attractions and events taking place in the town.
Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak hours, we will help you find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.
Travelling in comfort with Avanti
It might not be the longest journey, but we aim to make it as comfortable as possible. Enjoy the view from our big reclining seats as you’re taken the 15 miles, deeper into the heart of Lancashire.
Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable WiFi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets.
Plan ahead by booking advance tickets, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your plans. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker to easily book a ticket for the next train.
Travelling from Preston?
Embedded in the heart of Lancashire, Preston is a great place to live or visit. Whether it's a museum showcasing a history of textile production or the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, there’s an abundance of culture there.
It’s a football city too. Home to Preston North-End, this famous football club is one of the 12 founding members of the football league. That goes all the way back to 1888. Currently playing in the Championship, a trip to Deepdale is a great idea. There’s always a lively atmosphere as they look to gain promotion to the Premier League.
While you’re waiting on your train across to Wigan, you’ll find plenty in the station to keep you busy, such as shops and cafés. There are also public toilets.
Travelling to Wigan?
With top attractions including the magical Fairy Glen and Three Sister Racing Circuit, Wigan has much to offer its visitors.
But perhaps the most famous thing the town is known for is its love of rugby league, forming a production line of both playing and coaching talent. Home of the Wigan Warriors since 1872, the club and its community have produced more top-class stars than arguably anywhere else in the world.
With its recent success in football too, with Wigan Athletic enjoying a long stint in the Premier League, the town is a place with a magic touch when it comes to sporting excellence. Whichever one is your taste, attending a match is well worth the admission.
First Class service
Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room.
These are the benefits of upgrading to First Class with Avanti West Coast. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class train tickets here.