Preston to Manchester bus

Fri, 24 May
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Cheap coach tickets from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
FlixBus
14:251h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
15:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£81One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
12:451h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
13:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£81One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
National Express
03:150h45
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:00Manchester, Coach Station
£111One-way
0 changes
National Express
22:201h10
Preston, Carlisle Street
23:30Manchester, Coach Station
£111One-way
0 changes
Megabus
03:101h00
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:10Manchester
£121One-way
0 changes

Bus timetablePreston to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
Megabus
03:101h00
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:10Manchester
0 changes
Megabus
03:101h40
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:50Manchester, Airport
0 changes
National Express
03:150h45
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:00Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
12:451h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
13:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
FlixBus
14:251h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
15:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
14:551h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
16:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
14:551h50
Preston, Carlisle Street
16:45Manchester, Airport
0 changes
National Express
22:201h10
Preston, Carlisle Street
23:30Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Bus times from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

1 h 12 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

45 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Preston for Manchester every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
National Express
03:150h45
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:00Manchester, Coach Station
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
03:101h00
Preston, Carlisle Street
04:10Manchester
£121One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
14:251h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
15:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£81One-way
0 changes
Megabus
14:551h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
16:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£141One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
12:451h05
Preston, Carlisle Street
13:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£81One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Preston to Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles
durationAverage coach duration45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€10)
frequencyCoach frequency6 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 6 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Northern Rail (3)

Coaches from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles long route taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 6 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £4, but the average price of coach tickets is £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

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

Megabus, National Express and TransPennine Express coaches will get you from Preston to Manchester from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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 Preston - Manchester 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.

Preston to Manchester coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: £10
  • National Express frequency: 2 a day

Buses from Preston to Manchester

The bus service linking Preston and Manchester is operated by National Express, which runs 6 buses per day. Travel time can be as short as 45 minutes, although on average, this bus journey takes 1 hour. No stopovers or transfers are needed on this trip. The earliest bus departs Preston at 3:00 a.m., and coaches stop running at 8:15 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Preston to Manchester?

Departure Station: Preston Bus Station, which can be found on the eastern side of the town centre, is less than a 10-minute walk from the town's main attractions, such as the Guild Hall Theatre, Harris Museum, and the Cenotaph. Preston railway station is 2 kilometres away, on the opposite side of town.

Arrival Station: Manchester Coach Station (also known as Chorlton Street station), located a couple hundred metres behind the pedestrian area of Canal Street. Historical and cultural attractions like the Opera House, Albert Hall, and the Central Library are under 1 kilometre away. The nearest Metrolink tram stop is Piccadilly Gardens, a short 4-minute walk from the coach station.

FAQs: Preston to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Preston to Manchester 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 Preston to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Preston to Manchester can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Preston to Manchester is £9; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Preston to Manchester is 45 min   to travel the 27 mile long trip, with around there are 6 coaches per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Preston to Manchester leaves at 11: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Preston to Manchester leaves at 22: 25.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Preston to Manchester without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Northern Rail (3). There are 6 direct coaches from Preston to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a coach from Preston to Manchester, you can count on Megabus, National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Northern Rail (3) for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Manchester from Preston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

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

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

A day trip to Manchester from Preston is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Preston to Manchester is September.
You have options as you can travel between Preston and Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

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