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Getting from Wigan to Preston by train

Situated in Lancashire, Wigan and Preston are a mere 15 miles apart. Whether you're heading for work, planning a day out, or attending a special event, this journey is quick and straightforward. Travel from Wigan to Preston in under 15 minutes, with tickets available from just £1.70.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Wigan to Preston

To ensure your trip doesn't drain your budget, we've got you covered. Our goal is to maximise value, offering an array of affordable train tickets and discounts for Railcard holders, seniors and group travellers.

Whether it's Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, we'll assist you in finding the best-priced ticket at a departure time that suits your schedule.

For those planning a quick escape, we've got enticing 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events so you can find a deal.

We cater to regular travellers and commuters with various money-saving options, including season tickets, benefits and reward schemes. These choices also present opportunities to get First Class train tickets for an enhanced travel experience.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

Although the journey is just 15 miles, we prioritise your comfort throughout the journey.

Make the most of our fast and reliable WiFi to catch up on emails or check your phone, and benefit from onboard power sockets for a quick phone recharge whenever you need it.

For budget-friendly travel, secure the cheapest fare by booking advance tickets with a departure time that suits your schedule. If last-minute booking is necessary, use our Live Train Journey Tracker to get the best price.

Travelling from Wigan?

With attractions like the enchanting Fairy Glen and the exciting Three Sister Racing Circuit, Wigan has lots of things to do.

However, what truly sets the town apart is its Rugby League heritage, acting as a fertile ground for both players and coaches. Since 1872, the Wigan Warriors have called this place home, nurturing a stream of top-tier talents.

Adding to its sporting prowess, Wigan has recently made waves in football, with Wigan Athletic enjoying a substantial presence in the Premier League. The town has a magical touch when it comes to sporting excellence, so attending a match is a great experience.

Travelling to Preston?

Located in the heart of Lancashire, Preston is an ideal place to call home or explore. From museums chronicling the rich history of textile production to the engaging exhibits at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, the town has genuine cultural charm.

Preston is also home to Preston North End, a renowned football club and one of the original 12 members of the football league since 1888. A visit to Deepdale offers a vibrant atmosphere whatever the team’s form.

While awaiting your train journey back to Wigan, the station itself provides ample diversions with shops, cafés, and convenient public toilets. There's no shortage of ways to pass the time in this characterful Lancashire town.

First Class service

Indulge in complimentary snacks and drinks, enjoy a more spacious seat, secure a guaranteed table and socket, and relish the extra leg-stretching room – these are the perks awaiting you with a First Class train ticket.

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