The cheapest buses from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Oct 27

Cheapest

$13

Average

$21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Preston to Manchester will cost around $ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 13.

Cheapest
03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street0h45 04:00AMManchester, Coach Station
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$131One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:45PMPreston1h15 04:00PMManchester
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$251One-way
02:45PMPreston1h45 04:30PMManchester, Airport
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$261One-way

Timetable Preston to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wed, Oct 27
03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street0h45 04:00AMManchester, Coach Station
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02:45PMPreston1h15 04:00PMManchester
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02:45PMPreston1h45 04:30PMManchester, Airport
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Wed
Oct 27
$7Northern Rail
$13National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$10First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$8Northern Rail
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$8Northern Rail
$11National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express

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Bus Information between Preston and Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage bus duration45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$13 (€11)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles (44 km) long trip taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $13 (€11), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Travel with National Express between Preston and Manchester

Find the best buses from Preston to Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from $11 (€9). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a bus between Preston and Manchester, 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) between Preston and Manchester and pay as low as $11 (€9) 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 Preston to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express bus schedule between Preston and Manchester, 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.

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Buses from Preston to Manchester
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses to Manchester from Preston?
Bus tickets between Preston and Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $11 (€9)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Preston to Manchester?
The bus price from Preston to 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 it from Preston to Manchester by bus?
The bus distance from Preston to Manchester is around 27 miles (44 km).
How long is the bus between Preston and Manchester?
The bus time from Preston to Manchester is on average 45 min  for the 27 miles (44 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Preston by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Preston to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester bus station from Preston do I arrive in?

When departing from Preston, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in bus stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers book a bus from Preston   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure bus station in Preston located? Where is the arrival bus station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Preston and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Manchester.

What bus companies offer a service to Manchester from Preston?
When taking a bus from Preston to Manchester, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Manchester from Preston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Preston to Manchester to get the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Preston to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $13 (€11) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Preston and Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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