Preston to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

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8

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8

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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05:09AMPreston0h45 05:54AMManchester Oxford Road
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81One-way
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03:57AMPreston0h48 04:45AMManchester Piccadilly
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81One-way
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05:49AMPreston0h52 06:41AMManchester Oxford Road
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81One-way
06:50AMPreston0h51 07:41AMManchester Oxford Road
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91One-way
06:21AMPreston0h48 07:09AMDeansgate
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91One-way

Train schedule from Preston to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, December 5
03:57AMPreston0h48 04:45AMManchester Piccadilly
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05:09AMPreston0h45 05:54AMManchester Oxford Road
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05:49AMPreston0h52 06:41AMManchester Oxford Road
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06:21AMPreston0h48 07:09AMDeansgate
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06:50AMPreston0h51 07:41AMManchester Oxford Road
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Fastest train times from Preston to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

48 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

45 km

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.

Fastest
05:09AMPreston0h45 05:54AMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
81One-way
03:57AMPreston0h48 04:45AMManchester Piccadilly
0 transfers
81One-way
06:21AMPreston0h48 07:09AMDeansgate
0 transfers
91One-way
06:50AMPreston0h51 07:41AMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
91One-way
05:49AMPreston0h52 06:41AMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
81One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
durationAverage train duration33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$6 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency70 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 54 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTranspennine 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.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) from Preston to Manchester trains

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 Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

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:

  • Average Duration: 46 min
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 42 a day

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:

  • Average Duration: 31 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 11 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to Manchester

Travel Tips: 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.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Preston to Manchester for as low as $6 (€6)  for the next 7 days.
The Preston to Manchester train ticket price is on average $6 (€6)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
The train distance from Preston to Manchester is around 27 miles (44 km).
While the time it takes to travel 27 miles (44 km) from Preston to Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Preston to Manchester train journey time is on average 33 min.

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.

For the best Preston to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Preston and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 54 direct trains per day from Preston to Manchester, and you can find a direct train for this route with Northern Rail  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 70 trains a day from Preston to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Preston to Manchester at 5: 09 AM. The last train from Preston to Manchester that you can take departs at 11: 34 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
If you purchase the Preston to Manchester train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $6 (€6). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Manchester from Preston. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports in Preston and Manchester

Preston
Manchester
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.

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