The cheapest buses from Manchester to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Cheapest

£9

Average

£17

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.

Cheapest
01:35Manchester, Coach Station0h50 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£91One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:20Manchester1h15 14:35Preston
0 changes
£181One-way
12:50Manchester, Airport1h45 14:35Preston
0 changes
£241One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
20 Oct
£12First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£7Northern Rail
£9National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£7Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£9National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus

The fastest buses from Manchester to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

45 km

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.

Fastest
01:35Manchester, Coach Station0h50 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£91One-way
2nd Fastest
13:20Manchester1h15 14:35Preston
0 changes
£181One-way
12:50Manchester, Airport1h45 14:35Preston
0 changes
£241One-way

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Coach Information between Manchester and Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€12)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express Manchester – Preston

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

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:

    • 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 between Manchester and Preston cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Preston from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £9  one way.
    What is the average cost of a coach from Manchester to Preston?
    The Manchester to Preston coach ticket price is on average £10  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
    What is the distance by coach from Manchester to Preston?
    The coach distance from Manchester to Preston is around 27 miles (44 km).
    How many hours does it take from Manchester to Preston by coach?
    The Manchester to Preston coach duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when travelling 27 miles (44 km) from Manchester to Preston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    Which coach station in Manchester goes to Preston? Which coach station do I come into Preston from Manchester?

    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.

    Where is the Manchester coach station located? Where is the Preston coach station located?

    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.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Manchester to Preston?
    For the best Manchester to Preston coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Preston from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
    What are the first and last departure coach times from Manchester to Preston?
    If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Preston, the first coach leaves at 13: 20. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Preston, the last coach of the day leaves at 13: 20. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Preston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket to Preston from Manchester to get the best deals?
    If you purchase Manchester to Preston coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £10. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Preston from Manchester. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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