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

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Train  •  15 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Rainford

£3 - £7

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Line 352 bus, bus  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the line 352 bus from Wigan, Clayton Street to St Helens Bus Station 352
  2. Take the bus from St Helens Bus Station to Rainford, Whalley Avenue 38 / ...

£3 - £6

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Rainford
  2. Take the bus from Rainford Junction, Rainford Station to Rainford, Leyland Road 38 / ...

£5 - £9

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wigan to Rainford 12 miles

£27 - £35

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Wigan to Rainford 12 miles

£1 - £3

Wigan to Rainford by train

The train journey time between Wigan and Rainford is around 14 min and covers a distance of around 7 miles. The fastest train normally takes 14 min. Operated by Northern Rail, the Wigan to Rainford train service departs from Wigan Wallgate and arrives in Rainford. Typically 84 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14 min
Fastest train time:
14 min
Trains per week:
84
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:06
Last train departs at:
19:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Wigan to Rainford train schedules

Wigan → Rainford
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The cheapest way to get from Wigan to Rainford is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wigan to Rainford is to train which costs £3 - £7 and takes 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wigan to Rainford. However, there are services departing from Wigan, Clayton Street and arriving at Rainford, Whalley Avenue via St Helens Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wigan Wallgate and arriving at Rainford. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Wigan and Rainford is 7 miles. The road distance is 12 miles.

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The best way to get from Wigan to Rainford without a car is to train which takes 15 min and costs £3 - £7.

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The train from Wigan Wallgate to Rainford takes 15 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Wigan to Rainford bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, depart from Wigan, Clayton Street station.

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Wigan to Rainford train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Wigan Wallgate station.

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The best way to get from Wigan to Rainford is to train which takes 15 min and costs £3 - £7. Alternatively, you can line 352 bus and bus, which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Wigan to Rainford.
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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Wigan Wallgate to Rainford every 2 hours. Tickets cost £3 - £7 and the journey takes 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wigan to Rainford via St Helens Bus Station in around 1h 27m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rainford Junction, Rainford Station to Rainford, Leyland Road
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, Clayton Street to St Helens Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Helens Bus Station to Rainford, Whalley Avenue
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Cumfy Bus
Phone
0871 200 2233
Email
info@cumfybus.co.uk
Website
cumfybus.co.uk
Bus from Rainford Junction, Rainford Station to Rainford, Leyland Road
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Cumfy Bus
Huyton Travel
Phone
0151 449 3868
Email
info@huytontravel.co.uk
Website
huytontravel.co.uk
Bus from Rainford Junction, Rainford Station to Rainford, Leyland Road
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Huyton Travel
Bus from St Helens Bus Station to Rainford, Whalley Avenue
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Huyton Travel
Ogdens R.T.
Phone
01744 606176
Email
reservations@davidogdenholidays.co.uk
Website
davidogdenholidays.co.uk
Bus from Rainford Junction, Rainford Station to Rainford, Leyland Road
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Ogdens R.T.
Other operators
Taxi from Wigan to Rainford
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Premier Taxis
Phone
+44 1942 244 424
Hindley Taxis
Phone
+44 1942 253 535
Crusader Taxis
Phone
+44 1942 49 49 49
Bluestar Taxis
Phone
+44 1942 24 24 24
Website
wigantaxis.co.uk

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Wigan to Rainford bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, arrive at Rainford, Whalley Avenue station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Wigan to Rainford is 12 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Wigan to Rainford.

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