The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Preston to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Preston for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||27 miles (44 km)|
|Average train duration||33 min|
|Average train ticket price||$6 (€6)|
|Train frequency||70 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 54 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service|
Trains from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles (44 km) long route taking on average 33 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 70 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€6), but the average price of train tickets is $6 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
You can travel by train between Preston and Manchester with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) for as low as $6 (€6). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Northern Rail (3) from Preston to Manchester train information:
Looking for trains from Preston to Manchester? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 27 miles (44 km) route between Preston and Manchester. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Preston to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Manchester from Preston, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Preston - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!
First TransPennine Express 3 from Preston to Manchester train information:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Preston, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city center.
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