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Bus Information to Preston from Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage bus duration50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$13 (€11)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Manchester to Preston cover the 27 miles (44 km) long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $13 (€11), but the average price of bus tickets is $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Bus companies

National Express Manchester – Preston

National Express buses will get you between Manchester and Preston from $13 (€11). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a bus between Manchester and Preston, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 27 miles (44 km) from Manchester to Preston and pay as low as $13 (€11) if you book in advance.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from Manchester to Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express bus schedule between Manchester and Preston, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap bus tickets on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Manchester to Preston
Take the bus 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 Manchester to Preston.
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Manchester to Preston?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Manchester and Preston for the next 7 days starting from $13 (€11)  one way.
How much is a bus ticket to Preston from Manchester?
The bus price to Preston from Manchester is on average $13 (€11)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Preston from Manchester by bus?
The distance to Preston from Manchester by bus is approximately 27 miles (44 km).
How long is the bus from Manchester to Preston?
The Manchester to Preston bus duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when traveling 27 miles (44 km) from Manchester to Preston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Manchester and arrival bus station in Preston?

When taking the bus to Preston from Manchester, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Your route can end in bus stations such as Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Where do I find the Manchester bus station to Preston? Where is the Preston bus station?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Preston, Bus Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Preston.

What bus providers go from Manchester to Preston?
Take the Manchester to Preston bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the trip from Manchester to Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest bus from Manchester to Preston? When is the last bus from Manchester to Preston?
The first Manchester to Preston bus departs at 1: 20 PM   and the last bus from Manchester to Preston leaves at 1: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Manchester to Preston on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Manchester to Preston bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you book the Manchester to Preston bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $13 (€11). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Manchester to Preston. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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