Sunderland to Wigan by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 33m
  • Distance
    172 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 52m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Wigan by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Wigan take around 3 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 172 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Wigan.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Wigan?

Journeys between Sunderland and Wigan usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Sunderland to Wigan 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 21 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Wigan train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Wigan is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:50 and the last train is around 20:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 07:16, and the last at 20:08.

When to book Sunderland to Wigan 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 Sunderland to Wigan by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Wigan?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Tyne And Wear Metro
  • Virgin 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.