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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€11)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Preston cover the 27 miles (44 km) long route taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £9, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express Manchester to Preston

For as little as £9 you can travel by coach to Preston from Manchester with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Preston coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £9

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Manchester and Preston:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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FAQs

How much do cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Preston cost?

You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Preston for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a coach ticket from Manchester to Preston on average?

The Manchester to Preston coach ticket price is on average £9  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance to Preston from Manchester via coach?

The distance to Preston from Manchester by coach is approximately 27 miles (44 km).

How many hours does it take from Manchester to Preston by coach?

On average the Manchester to Preston coach time is 50 min  covering the 27 miles (44 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling by coach from Manchester to Preston, which coach station in Manchester do I depart from and which coach station in Preston do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Preston, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Fishergate (Railway Station) and Preston, Bus Station (Stand 5).

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Preston, Bus Station.

Where do I find the Manchester coach station to Preston? Where is the Preston coach station?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Preston, Bus Station and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Preston.

Which coach companies can take me between Manchester and Preston?

If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to Preston, you can rely on National Express to get you to Preston. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to Preston route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I book a direct coach from Manchester to Preston?

Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Manchester to Preston with National Express or Megabus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.

How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Manchester and Preston for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets to Preston from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £9 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from Manchester to Preston a few months in advance.