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from Manchester to Preston

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Preston on 28 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:06Deansgate0h43 08:49Preston
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£71One-way
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08:06Deansgate0h43 08:49Preston
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£71One-way
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08:37Deansgate0h46 09:23Preston
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£71One-way
09:07Deansgate0h49 09:56Preston
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£71One-way
08:30Manchester Oxford Road0h32 09:02Preston
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£131One-way

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Sat
28 May
£7Northern Rail
£4Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£7Northern Rail
£15Northern Rail
Mon
30 May
£7Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Tue
31 May
£7Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£6Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£6Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
Find prices
£16Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£15Northern Rail
Mon
6 Jun
£6Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Tue
7 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£4Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£5Transpennine Express
£16Megabus
Thu
9 Jun
£5Transpennine Express
£16Megabus
Fri
10 Jun
£5Transpennine Express
£16Megabus
Sat
11 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Sun
12 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£5Flixbus
Mon
13 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£4Flixbus
Tue
14 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Wed
15 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus
Thu
16 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£16Megabus

Travel Information between Manchester and Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £6
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 27 miles (44 km) to Preston from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Northern Rail or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Preston.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Manchester to Preston?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Preston: coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Preston, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Preston:

A coach is £1 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Preston costing on average £6.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Preston?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Preston is by train, which takes on average 32 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Manchester to Preston?

Preston is approximately 27 miles (44 km) away from Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Preston is:

  • 51 trains a day.

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

When going from Manchester to Preston, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Preston?

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

  • Coaches from Manchester to Preston most often leave from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Preston, Bus Station (Stand 5).
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Preston.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Preston?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Preston, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Northern Rail can get you to Preston by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Northern Rail from Manchester to Preston for £6 on Omio.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Preston. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Manchester to Preston tickets on Omio for £6.

Is there a direct service between Manchester and Preston?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Preston with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Preston with Megabus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Preston with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express with 51 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Preston tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Preston from Manchester?

Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Preston don't make Preston their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Preston trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Preston to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Preston ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £6 one way on average.

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

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