Trains from Manchester to Preston

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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Preston

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Cheapest

$8

Average

$16

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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08:01Manchester Piccadilly0h4808:49Preston
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$81One-way
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08:26Manchester Piccadilly0h3709:03Preston
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$141One-way
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly0h5109:38Preston
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$171One-way
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08:05Manchester Victoria0h5509:00Preston
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$171One-way
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10:00Manchester Piccadilly1h0611:06Bamber Bridge
1 change
$171One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Preston

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08:01Manchester Piccadilly0h4808:49Preston
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08:05Manchester Victoria0h5509:00Preston
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08:26Manchester Piccadilly0h3709:03Preston
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly0h5309:23Preston
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly0h5109:38Preston
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly1h1910:06Bamber Bridge
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10:00Manchester Piccadilly1h0611:06Bamber Bridge
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10:47Manchester Piccadilly1h1912:06Bamber Bridge
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sat
Aug 24
$8Northern Rail
$10National Express
Sun
Aug 25
$8Northern Rail
$10National Express
Mon
Aug 26
$8Northern Rail
$10National Express
Tue
Aug 27
$7Northern Rail
$9National Express
Wed
Aug 28
$8Northern Rail
$10National Express
Fri
Aug 30
$7Northern Rail
$10National Express
Sat
Aug 31
$6Northern Rail
$9National Express
Sun
Sep 1
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express
Mon
Sep 2
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express
Tue
Sep 3
$5Northern Rail
$10National Express
Fri
Sep 6
$5Northern Rail
$9National Express
Sat
Sep 7
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express
Sun
Sep 8
$6Northern Rail
$9National Express
Mon
Sep 9
$5Northern Rail
$10National Express
Tue
Sep 10
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express
Wed
Sep 11
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express
Thu
Sep 12
$6Northern Rail
$10National Express

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Preston

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Fastest Journey

37m

Average

58m

Trains per day

8

Distance

45 km

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.

Fastest
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08:26Manchester Piccadilly0h3709:03Preston
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$141One-way
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08:01Manchester Piccadilly0h4808:49Preston
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$81One-way
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly0h5109:38Preston
1 change
$171One-way
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly0h5309:23Preston
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$171One-way
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08:05Manchester Victoria0h5509:00Preston
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$171One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Preston Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
47 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $7
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Preston
Distance:45 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Preston

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.

Taking the Train from Manchester

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.

Getting into Preston by Train

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Preston
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

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