You can get from Preston to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||27 miles (44 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£7 - £9|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £7 • 36 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £7 • 36 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or Northern Rail|
Travel 27 miles (44 km) by coach or train from Preston to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Preston to Manchester.
Located just over 30 miles apart, the journey from Preston to Manchester is convenient by either bus or train. The train is usually the best option for quick journeys, with direct services from Preston Station to Manchester Piccadilly taking as little as 42 minutes. Direct trains to Manchester Victoria take an average of 1 hour. Travel by bus is also worth considering, with direct services from Preston city centre taking approximately an hour to reach Manchester Coach Station. The journey from Preston to Manchester can also be completed by local bus services with connections, but journeys will take considerably longer.
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Bus journeys between Preston and Manchester depart from Carlisle Street in Preston city centre and terminate at Manchester Coach Station. These services are provided by National Express, with a minimum of 6 services each day. Services depart every few hours, with the first service leaving Preston at 3:00 a.m. and the final service departing at 8:15 p.m. before resuming the next day. All National Express services are direct, with total journey time usually taking no more than 1 hour. Local bus services can be used to complete the journey during other times of the day, but require extra connections and a longer journey time upwards of 2 hours.
The journey by train can take as little as 40 minutes on certain routes. Direct services to Manchester Piccadilly Station and Manchester Victoria are available from Preston Station. Other services may require a change at Salford Crescent, with journeys taking upwards of 1 hour 10 minutes. Services are operated by Northern Railway. Departures are available at least 4 times an hour, with more trains available during peak times.
There are 2 travel options from Preston to Manchester: coach or train.
Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Preston to Manchester. Tickets for a train cost on average £7.
This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:
A train is £2 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Preston to Manchester costing on average £9.
The quickest way to travel between Preston and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 36 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 45 min.
You should expect to travel around 27 miles (44 km) from Preston to Manchester.
The average frequency per day from Preston to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Preston and Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
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