Preston to Manchester coach

Cheap bus tickets from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Cheapest

£10

Average

£21

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.

2nd Cheapest
03:15Preston, Carlisle Street0h45 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£101One-way
14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h15 16:00Manchester
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£261One-way
14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h45 16:30Manchester, Airport
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£271One-way

Bus Timetable Preston to Manchester

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03:15Preston, Carlisle Street0h45 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h15 16:00Manchester
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14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h45 16:30Manchester, Airport
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Bus times from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

1 h 15 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

45 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Preston for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
03:15Preston, Carlisle Street0h45 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h15 16:00Manchester
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£261One-way
14:45Preston, Carlisle Street1h45 16:30Manchester, Airport
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£271One-way

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Overview: Coach from Preston to Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles
durationAverage coach duration45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£14 (€16)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles long trip taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express Preston to Manchester

You can travel by coach from Preston to Manchester with National Express for as low as £6. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 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.

  • Average Price: £9

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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Preston

Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Preston to Manchester.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Manchester from Preston for as low as £6  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Preston and Manchester is £14  one way.
The coach distance from Preston to Manchester is around 27 miles.
The Preston to Manchester coach duration is on average 45 min, which is to be expected when travelling 27 miles from Preston to Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

There are a few coach stations in Preston to start your journey from including Preston, Preston, Fishergate (Railway Station) and Preston, Bus Station. In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Preston   and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Preston, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Preston.

The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Coach Station, is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre of Manchester.

When taking a coach from Preston to Manchester, you can count on National Express or Megabus 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.
The earliest coach for this journey departs from Preston at 11: 25. The last coach leaves from Preston at 22: 51. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Preston to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book Preston to Manchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £14. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Preston and 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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