The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Preston will cost around $ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.
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Of the 8 train that leave Manchester for Preston every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 45 km distance in an average of 58m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 37m .
The slowest train will take 1h 19m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
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|Train Ticket Price:||$7|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Preston|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail|
It's quick and easy to travel between these two cities with trains from Manchester to Preston only taking around 45 minutes to make the direct journey. The route is operated by First Transpennine Express and Northern rail with one to two departures an hour. The first train leaves at around 5:00 a.m. and continuing until just before 10:00 p.m. on weekdays. Trains start running later and finish earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. Trains from Manchester to Preston depart from the city's Oxford Road Station and arrive at Preston Station.
All trains from Manchester to Preston depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station. This is the city's major train hub, and is well connected to other parts of Greater Manchester via local buses, suburban trains and the city's excellent tram network. Getting to Piccadilly from the centre of town will take 5 minutes by tram, although it is easy to walk as well. The only thing to worry about is that trams finish at 11:30 p.m., so night buses or cabs may be a better choice for late trains to Preston.
Preston is a proud industrial town with some grand nineteenth-century architecture, a historic football team and some gorgeous scenery on the doorstep. It also has an impressive Victorian station, which is located near the centre of town. From the station, bus route 2 travels onward towards Ormskirk, while route 102 heads to Chorley. The city centre is easily walking distance away. To get to Deepdale to see Preston North End, catch bus 19A or take a cab from the rank outside the station entrance.