How to get to Salford from Preston

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from Preston to Salford

How to get to Salford from Preston by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Preston to Salford is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Salford from Preston

distanceDistance25 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£4 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail (3)

Take a train or coach to travel 25 miles between Preston and Salford. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Preston to Salford.

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Travel between Preston and Salford on Northern Rail (3) travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern travel journeys to Salford from Preston. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    FAQs: Preston to Salford

    FAQs: Travel to Salford 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 Preston to Salford.

    You can get between Preston and Salford 2 different ways: train or coach.

    The cheapest way to go to Salford from Preston is by taking a coach, which costs on average £4.

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Preston to Salford:

    A coach is £12 less than a train with an average ticket price of £16 from Preston to Salford.

    The fastest way from Preston to Salford is by train with an average journey time of 48 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Salford that take longer:

    Coach takes 1 h 5 min on average.

    The distance between Preston and Salford is around 25 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Preston to Salford is:

    • Around 2 coaches per day.
    • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

    • Coaches most often depart from Preston at Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Salford at Manchester, University of Salford.
    • Trains most often depart from Preston at Preston and arrive in Salford at Salford Crescent.

    The following travel companies offer services from Preston to Salford:

    • Megabus or FlixBus can take you to Salford by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Preston to Salford for £4.
    • Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express can take you to Salford by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail (3) from Preston to Salford for £16.

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

    • You can check for a direct train to Salford with Northern Rail (3) with 14 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to Salford tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Preston to Salford often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Leeds, Bradford, Huyton or Liverpool. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Preston and Salford itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salford and any of these top destinations today!

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