The new station opened in October 2018 and boasts 19 stands. Around 30 bus routes are operated by companies such as Stagecoach and Arriva.
Services and Facilities
Wigan Bus Station boasts good services and facilities to cater to passengers’ needs. They include:
- Electronic displays showing live bus departure times, route information, service changes, and more
- Covered concourse with comfortable seating
- Travel shop for purchasing tickets and passes – staff can answer questions regarding bus services, including routes, schedules, and fares
- Toilets and accessible toilets
- Information displays and printed bus timetables
- Cash machine
- Covered cycle stands for those using bikes as part of their trip
- CCTV for safety
There is no cafe or restaurant at the station. However, passengers can easily get refreshments. There are many shops, cafes, takeaways, and pubs in the immediate area.
Popular Bus Routes
Bus services include local routes around the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, plus services throughout Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. Destinations include Bolton, Chorley, Golborne, Hindley, Leigh, Leyland, Preston, Skelmersdale, Southport, Standish, Trafford Centre, and Warrington.
A selection of bus routes is shown in the table below:
|1, 2||Wigan Pier, Newtown, Hawkley, Marus Bridge, Winstanley, Highfield, Pemberton|
|3, 4||Kitt Green via Newtown, Marsh Green, and Pemberton|
|6||Beech Hill via Mesnes Park|
|7||Bolton via Hindley and Westhoughton|
|8||Leigh via Ince and Hindley|
|9||Higher Folds via Platt Bridge and Leigh|
|10||Leigh via Ashton and Golborne (includes a stop near Pennington Flash)|
|111||Preston via Standish and Leyland|
|132||Trafford Centre via Atherton and Tyldesley|
|352||St Helens via Orrell and Billinge|
|362||Chorley via Wigan Infirmary and Standish|
|575||Bolton (Stops near Haigh Woodland Park|
|640, 641||Wrightington Hospital|
Detailed schedules can be found at the station or are available online.
Location of Wigan Bus Station
Wigan Bus Station is located in the heart of Wigan town centre, between Hallgate and Market Street.
There’s no car park at the station. The nearest are the car parks on Mona Street, Water Street, and Civic Centre.
In addition to being well-positioned within Wigan’s town centre, its location also boasts superb accessibility to other transport options. Wigan North Western Train Station and Wigan Wallgate Train Station are just a short walk away.
Wigan North Western is on the West Coast Main Line. It offers direct services to major cities across the UK. Destinations include Glasgow, Preston, Liverpool, London, and Birmingham.
Local Attractions and Places of Interest
Accessible Travel Information
Wigan Bus Station is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for those travelling by bus, especially those with disabilities. The station’s design and construction process involved consultations with the Greater Manchester Disability Design Reference Group.
The station, designed on a single level, has accessible toilets and automatic doors.
For blind and partially sighted customers, the station is equipped with tactile signage, bus stand identifiers, and colour-contrasting wayfinding lines.
Moreover, the bus station’s staff have been trained specifically to assist customers with diverse disabilities, ensuring a hassle-free and comfortable journey for all.