Wigan Bus Station

Wigan Bus Station is a bus station in Wigan, Greater Manchester. It is a convenient hub for travellers exploring nearby destinations and beyond.

The new station opened in October 2018 and boasts 19 stands. Around 30 bus routes are operated by companies such as Stagecoach and Arriva. 

Video tour of Wigan Bus Station

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
  • Newsagents
  • 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.

Concourse at Wigan Bus Station

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:

Route #Destination
1, 2Wigan Pier, Newtown, Hawkley, Marus Bridge, Winstanley, Highfield, Pemberton
3, 4Kitt Green via Newtown, Marsh Green, and Pemberton
5Beech Hill
6Beech Hill via Mesnes Park
7Bolton via Hindley and Westhoughton
8Leigh via Ince and Hindley
9Higher Folds via Platt Bridge and Leigh
10Leigh via Ashton and Golborne (includes a stop near Pennington Flash)
111Preston via Standish and Leyland
132Trafford Centre via Atherton and Tyldesley
320St Helens
352St Helens via Orrell and Billinge
362Chorley via Wigan Infirmary and Standish
575Bolton (Stops near Haigh Woodland Park
630Platt Bridge
634Castle Hill
635Appley Bridge
640, 641Wrightington Hospital

Detailed schedules can be found at the station or are available online.

Exterior of Wigan Bus Station
Bus stands

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.

Cycle stands at Wigan Bus Station
Cycle stands

Local Attractions and Places of Interest

The station offers easy access to Wigan town centre. Attractions in the immediate area include the Grand Arcade, Wigan Pier, and Mesnes Park.

Attractions in the wider area that can be reached by bus include Pennington Flash, Haigh Woodland Park, and Robin Park.

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.


Map showing location of Wigan Bus Station.

Map showing location of Wigan Bus Station


Wigan Bus Station

Address and postcode
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom