Manchester to Preston bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Manchester to Preston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixBus
15:301h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
£61One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
10:101h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:15Preston, Carlisle Street
£61One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
National Express
01:350h50
Manchester, Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
£101One-way
0 changes
Megabus
12:501h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes
National Express
06:101h00
Manchester, Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester to Preston

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
National Express
01:350h50
Manchester, Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
National Express
06:101h00
Manchester, Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
Megabus
12:051h50
Manchester, Airport
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
Megabus
12:501h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 11 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

45 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Manchester for Preston every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
National Express
01:350h50
Manchester, Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
£101One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
National Express
06:101h00
Manchester, Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes
Megabus
12:501h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes
Megabus
12:051h50
Manchester, Airport
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
£151One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Preston

distanceDistance27 miles
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€10)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 4 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3)

Coaches from Manchester to Preston cover the 27 miles long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Preston

For as little as £3 you can travel by coach between Manchester and Preston with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

TransPennine Express from Manchester to Preston coach information:

  • Average Duration: 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £12

FAQs: Manchester to Preston coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Preston with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Preston.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Preston can start from as little as £3 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester to Preston is £9; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time between Manchester and Preston is on average 50 min   for the 27 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Preston by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester to Preston leaves at 05: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester to Preston leaves at 23: 24.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Preston without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3). There are 4 direct coaches from Manchester to Preston each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Manchester to Preston coach with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from Manchester to Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Preston, you can end your journey in coach stations like Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Sir Tom Finney Way (PNE Deepdale Stadium) and Preston, Fishergate (Railway Station).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Preston, Bus Station, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Preston from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Preston by coach is August.
You have options as you can travel between Manchester and Preston 2 different ways: train or coach.

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