The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Preston will cost around £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
1 h 16 m
Buses per day
Of the 3 buses that leave Manchester for Preston every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 45 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .
The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||27 miles (44 km)|
|Average coach duration||50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£10 (€12)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Manchester to Preston cover the 27 miles (44 km) long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
You can travel by coach between Manchester and Preston with National Express for as low as £9. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Manchester to Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Manchester and Preston and when travelling by coach:
When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Preston, you can end your route in coach stations like Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street.
Omio customers book a coach from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston, Bus Station most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Preston most often arrive at Preston, Bus Station and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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