|Distance||27 miles (44 km)|
|Average train duration||36 min|
|Average train ticket price||£6 (€6)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles (44 km) long journey taking on average 36 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
There are regular trains from Preston to Manchester throughout the day, starting at just after 04.00 a.m. After 7:00 a.m, trains run approximately every 10-25 minutes, until the evening when the last service leaves at around 23:30 p.m. Journey times vary, but most last between 40 minutes to 1 hour. Services generally run directly, with no changeovers. Train services between Preston and Manchester are provided by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express.
Departure Station: Preston station is located in the south-east of the town centre. It is a couple of minutes' walk from the main high street, and can be reached easily by public transport.
Arrival Station: Trains from Preston arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate, and Manchester Oxford Road. All are accessible on foot or public transport. Piccadilly and Deansgate are located in the city centre, with Piccadilly in the Northern Quarter, and Deansgate to the south-west in Spinningfields. The Oxford Road station is located near the University of Manchester, 20 minutes outside of the centre.
Preston's grand Victorian station is located in the centre of town, right next to the Fishergate Shopping Centre. There is a bus stop just outside the main station entrance. Those coming from outside Preston can use the Park and Ride service, catching bus Z1 to reach the station. Buses 87, 89 and X2 also stop at the station, providing excellent access from all parts of town. A taxi rank can also be found outside the station entrance.
Manchester is the north-west's entertainment hub - with world-class sports attractions, theatre and musical events along with museums and galleries to enjoy. Most trains from Preston to Manchester will arrive at the city's Piccadilly Station. From there, it's a short walk to the centre of town, and trams can easily take visitors to nearby attractions like Old Trafford Football Ground. Those arriving at Manchester Victoria can use the Metrolink tram system to reach both the centre and outlying suburbs like Altrincham. For very early and late arrivals, taxis are easy to book, and night buses operate across the city.
Omio customers book a train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Preston and travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.
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