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from Preston to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Preston to Manchester on Oct 25 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:45PMPreston1h15 04:00PMManchester
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02:45PMPreston1h15 04:00PMManchester
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02:45PMPreston1h45 04:30PMManchester, Airport
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Oct 25
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express
Oct 26
$10First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Oct 27
$10First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Oct 28
$10First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Oct 29
$10Northern Rail
$13National Express
Oct 31
$8Northern Rail
$11National Express
Nov 1
$9First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Nov 3
$7First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Nov 4
$11First Transpennine Express
$13National Express
Nov 6
$7Northern Rail
$13National Express

Travel Information between Preston and Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 27 miles (44 km) by bus or train between Preston and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Preston to Manchester.

Travel Tips

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

There are 2 travel options from Preston to Manchester: bus or train.

How do I get from Preston to Manchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Preston is by taking a train, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a train is about $3 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11) for this trip.

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

The fastest way from Preston to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 36 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 45 min   on average.

How many miles from Preston to Manchester would I travel?

Manchester is approximately 27 miles (44 km) away from Preston.

How many services a day are there to Manchester from Preston?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Preston to Manchester, what are the departure and arrival points in Preston and Manchester?

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

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

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

  • You can travel by bus to Manchester from Preston with National Express, and you can find National Express Preston to Manchester tickets for $13 (€11) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Manchester from Preston by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $10 (€8) with Northern Rail from Preston to Manchester.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Preston to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Preston to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Preston to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Preston to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $13 (€11) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $10 (€8) one way.

But we recommend booking Preston to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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