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from Manchester to Preston

You can get from Manchester to Preston by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Preston on Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:06AMDeansgate0h45 08:51AMPreston
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08:06AMDeansgate0h45 08:51AMPreston
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08:37AMDeansgate0h46 09:23AMPreston
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09:05AMManchester Victoria0h55 10:00AMPreston
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08:30AMManchester Oxford Road0h32 09:02AMPreston
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Nov 29
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express
Nov 30
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express
Dec 1
$6Northern Rail
$11National Express
Dec 2
$8Northern Rail
$11National Express
Dec 4
$7Northern Rail
$13National Express

Travel Information from Manchester to Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 27 miles (44 km) to Preston from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Preston.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Preston
Travel to Preston 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 Manchester to Preston.
How do I travel from Manchester to Preston?

You can travel to Preston from Manchester 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Preston?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Preston is by taking a train with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Preston:

Taking a train is about $4 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€10) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Manchester and Preston?

The fastest way from Manchester to Preston is by train with an average journey time of 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Preston that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 50 min   on average.

What is the distance between Manchester and Preston?

The distance from Manchester to Preston is approximately 27 miles (44 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Preston?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Preston is:

  • 51 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Preston from Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Manchester to Preston?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Preston:

  • Buses mostly depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Preston.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Preston?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Preston:

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Preston with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $13 (€10) with National Express from Manchester to Preston.
  • You can go to Preston from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for $8 (€7) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Preston on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Manchester to Preston?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Preston with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Preston with with 51 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Preston tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Preston?
Your trip from Manchester to Preston doesn't have to end in Preston. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Liverpool to your Manchester to Preston tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Preston today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Preston from Manchester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Preston, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $13 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $8 (€7) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Preston online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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