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Manchester to Preston

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Preston by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Preston ?

Trip Manchester Preston

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance27 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Preston and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Preston? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. You just have to specify the departure date to Preston then let Vivanoda search for you. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of First TransPennine Express, Blablacar, National Express, Northern Rail or MegaBus to reach Preston.

Read more information about each means of transport:

Manchester to Preston bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Preston? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

Going by bus from Manchester to Preston may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Preston.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Preston route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • You are driven to Preston by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Preston watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from Manchester to Preston are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Preston?

MegaBus and National Express are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Preston with direct service.

MegaBus Manchester PrestonNational Express Manchester Preston

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Preston' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Preston

When you arrive in Preston, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Preston

Train Manchester to Preston

Is there a direct train bound for Preston from Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Preston by train without making any changes. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Preston train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Preston

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Preston are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Manchester Preston train companies

These are the 2 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Preston: Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express.
Northern Rail Manchester PrestonFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Preston

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Preston

  • Preston

Carpool from Manchester to Preston

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Preston with other travellers looking for the same route. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Preston rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Preston.

Before you book your Manchester-Preston ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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