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from Cardiff to Preston

You can get from Cardiff to Preston by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Preston

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£59 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £59 • 8 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £83 • 5 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a coach or train to travel 159 miles (256 km) between Cardiff and Preston. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £59. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Preston.

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FAQs
How do you get from Cardiff to Preston?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Preston from Cardiff. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Preston?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Preston. Tickets for a coach cost on average £59.

This is compared to other travel options to Preston:

A coach is generally £23 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £83 from Cardiff to Preston.

What is the fastest way to Preston from Cardiff?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Preston is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 10 min.

Other travel options between Cardiff and Preston can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is Preston from Cardiff?

The Cardiff to Preston distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Preston?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Preston is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cardiff to Preston as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Preston?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to Preston:

  • Coaches from Cardiff to Preston most often leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Preston.
Which travel companies can take me from Cardiff to Preston?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Preston:

  • You can travel by coach from Cardiff to Preston with National Express, and you can find National Express Cardiff to Preston tickets for £59 on Omio.
  • You can go to Preston from Cardiff by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You'll see cheap train tickets for £83 with Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Preston on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cardiff to Preston ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cardiff to Preston often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cardiff and Preston itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Preston and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Cardiff to Preston ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Preston from Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £59 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £83 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cardiff and Preston online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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