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$7Northern Rail
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$9Northern Rail
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$6First Transpennine Express
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Train Information to Manchester from Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage train duration32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$8 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Preston to Manchester cover the 27 miles (44 km) long route taking on average 32 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Travel Tips

Trains from Preston to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Preston to Manchester.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Preston to Manchester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Preston to Manchester to cost as little as $6 (€5)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Preston to Manchester on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Preston to Manchester train to cost on average $8 (€7)  one way.
How many miles is it from Preston to Manchester by train?
The train distance from Preston to Manchester is around 27 miles (44 km).
How long is a train from Preston to Manchester on average?
The train time to Manchester from Preston is on average 32 min  for the 27 miles (44 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Preston by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Preston to Manchester, which train station in Preston do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Preston   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Preston to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Preston and travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the train station to the city center in Manchester.

Which train providers can take me between Preston and Manchester?
For the best Preston to Manchester train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Preston and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there between Preston and Manchester?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Preston to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Manchester from Preston for the best deals?
If you purchase the Preston to Manchester train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $8 (€7). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Preston to Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Preston is Preston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Preston for your journey between Preston and Manchester.