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

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Train via Preston  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston

$13 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnley to Bolton National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bolton Interchange to Scholes, Wellington St 575 / ...

$10 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 25 min

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

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Burnley to Wigan 36.9 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Burnley to Wigan 36.9 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Burnley to Wigan is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 39 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Burnley to Wigan. However, there are services departing from Burnley and arriving at Scholes, Wellington St via Bolton Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Burnley Manchester Road and arriving at Wigan Wallgate. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Burnley and Wigan is 24 miles. The road distance is 36.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Burnley to Wigan without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs £10 - £26.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Burnley to Wigan, including transfers.

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Burnley to Wigan bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Burnley station.

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Burnley to Wigan train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Burnley Manchester Road station.

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The best way to get from Burnley to Wigan is to train which takes 57 min and costs £10 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Burnley to Wigan.
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  • Distance: 23.6 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Burnley to Wigan hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burnley to Wigan via Bolton and Bolton Interchange in around 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Wigan Wallgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Burnley to Bolton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Scholes, Wellington St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Diamond
Other operators
Taxi from Burnley to Wigan
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Burnley to Wigan bus services, operated by Arriva North West, arrive at Scholes, Wellington St station.

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Burnley to Wigan train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Burnley to Wigan is 37 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Burnley to Wigan.

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