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from Cardiff to Preston

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Travel Information to Preston from Cardiff

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

Travel 159 miles (256 km) by coach or train 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 journey are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Preston.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Preston
Travel to Preston 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 Cardiff to Preston.
What are my Cardiff to Preston travel options?

You can travel between Cardiff and Preston 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Preston is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £59 compared to other travel options to Preston:

A coach is £23 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Preston costing on average £83.

What is the quickest way from Cardiff to Preston?

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

There are alternative travel options to Preston that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 40 min   on average.

How many miles are between Cardiff and Preston

The distance between Cardiff and Preston is around 159 miles (256 km).

How many services a day are there from Cardiff to Preston?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Preston is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cardiff and in Preston?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Preston at Preston, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Preston.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 between Cardiff and Preston with National Express, and you can find National Express Cardiff to Preston tickets for £59 on Omio.
  • You can travel from Cardiff to Preston by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £83 with Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Preston.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Preston from Cardiff?
Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Preston often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Preston and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Cardiff to Preston online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cardiff to Preston, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £59 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £83 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Preston tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff (Bus Station)
Cardiff (Queen Street)
Cardiff Central

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