How to travel from Preston to Manchester

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Travel Information between Preston and Manchester

distanceDistance27 miles (44 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Travel 27 miles (44 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Preston and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Preston to Manchester: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Preston and Manchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $9 (€8) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Preston to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 32 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 45 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Preston to Manchester is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 61 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Preston and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Preston to Manchester most often leave from Preston and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Preston to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Preston to Manchester tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • Northern Rail can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail from Preston to Manchester for $9 (€8).

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Manchester with Flixbus or Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express with 51 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Manchester 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.

Looking to extend your trip from Preston to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Preston to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $6 (€5) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $9 (€8) one way on average for this journey.

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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