You can get from Preston to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||159 miles (256 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£30 - £82|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £30 • 9 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £82 • 4 h 8 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or Arriva Trains Wales|
Travel 159 miles (256 km) by coach or train to Cardiff from Preston. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Preston to Cardiff.
There are 2 ways to get from Preston to Cardiff: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Preston to Cardiff is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £30 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
A coach is generally £53 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £82 from Preston to Cardiff.
The fastest way from Preston to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 8 min.
Other travel options from Preston to Cardiff can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h on average.
Cardiff is approximately 159 miles (256 km) away from Preston.
The average frequency per day from Preston to Cardiff is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Preston to Cardiff as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Preston to Cardiff:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Preston to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Preston to Cardiff with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cardiff as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cardiff from Preston.
Before travelling from Preston to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Preston to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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