There are 5 ways to get from Burnley to Wigan by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Preston  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston

$15 - $35

Cheapest option

Line 152 bus, bus, line 362 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 152 bus from Burnley, St James Street (Bethesda Street) to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station 152
  2. Take the bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C) 24 / ...
  3. Take the line 362 bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K) to Wigan, Crompton St/Standishgate (Wilkinsons) 362

$14 - $18

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Wigan Wallgate

$17 - $26

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Burnley to Wigan 36.9 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Burnley to Wigan 36.9 miles

$7 - $12

What companies run services between Burnley, England and Wigan, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Burnley to Wigan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burnley to Wigan via Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station, Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C), and Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K) in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Wigan Wallgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Burnley, St James Street (Bethesda Street) to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand H)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K) to Wigan, Crompton St/Standishgate (Wilkinsons)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Burnley to Wigan
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Burnley to Wigan?

The distance between Burnley and Wigan is 38 km. The road distance is 59 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Burnley to Wigan?

The cheapest way to get from Burnley to Wigan is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 39 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Burnley to Wigan?

The quickest way to get from Burnley to Wigan is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs £100 - £120.

Is there a direct train between Burnley and Wigan?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Burnley Manchester Road and arriving at Wigan Wallgate. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

Is there a direct bus between Burnley and Wigan?

No, there is no direct bus from Burnley to Wigan. However, there are services departing from Burnley, St James Street (Bethesda Street) and arriving at Wigan, Crompton St/Standishgate (Wilkinsons) via Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station and Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Burnley to Wigan?

It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Burnley to Wigan, including transfers.