Trains from Preston to Manchester

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The cheapest trains

from Preston
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

£7

Average

£12

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Preston to Manchester will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

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08:08Preston0h51 08:59Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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08:23Preston0h52 09:15Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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08:47Preston0h37 09:24Manchester Piccadilly
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£111One-way
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11:08Bamber Bridge1h16 12:24Manchester Piccadilly
1 change
£141One-way
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10:09Bamber Bridge1h15 11:24Manchester Piccadilly
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£141One-way

Train Times

Preston to Manchester

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08:04Preston0h56 09:00Manchester Victoria
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08:08Preston0h51 08:59Manchester Piccadilly
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08:09Bamber Bridge1h15 09:24Manchester Piccadilly
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08:23Preston0h52 09:15Manchester Piccadilly
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08:33Bamber Bridge1h12 09:45Manchester Piccadilly
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08:47Preston0h37 09:24Manchester Piccadilly
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08:55Preston0h50 09:45Manchester Piccadilly
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09:09Bamber Bridge1h15 10:24Manchester Piccadilly
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10:09Bamber Bridge1h15 11:24Manchester Piccadilly
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11:08Bamber Bridge1h16 12:24Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Thu
Sep 19
Find prices
£8National Express
Fri
Sep 20
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sat
Sep 21
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sun
Sep 22
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Mon
Sep 23
£5Northern Rail
£8National Express

The fastest trains

from Preston
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

37 m

Average

1 h 1 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

45 km

Of the 10 train that leave Preston for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 45 km distance in an average of 1 h 1 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 37 m .

The slowest train will take 1 h 16 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
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08:47Preston0h37 09:24Manchester Piccadilly
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£111One-way
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08:55Preston0h50 09:45Manchester Piccadilly
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£141One-way
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08:08Preston0h51 08:59Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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08:23Preston0h52 09:15Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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08:04Preston0h56 09:00Manchester Victoria
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£141One-way

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Journey Summary

Preston to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
47 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £7
Trains depart from:Preston
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:45 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail

Trains from Preston to Manchester

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.

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

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.

Taking the Train from Preston

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.

Getting into Manchester by Train

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Preston
Manchester
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