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Nottingham to Preston

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2 suggested routes to go from Nottingham to Preston by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Nottingham to Preston?

We are suggesting 2 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Nottingham Preston. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Nottingham-Preston

For your trip from Nottingham (England, United Kingdom) to Preston (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 85 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Nottingham to Preston without changing trains but some trains run on lines Nottingham-Manchester and Manchester-Preston allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of East Midlands Trains to Manchester leave from Nottingham railway station in Nottingham. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Manchester where the train operated by First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail leave for Preston.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Preston from Nottingham without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Nottingham-Manchester and Manchester-Preston.
You will board a coach of National Express in Nottingham. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Nottingham bus station (0.4 mi from Nottingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester. Once arrived in Manchester, take another coach of National Express or MegaBus that will take you to Preston bus station (England United Kingdom).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Manchester-Preston will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Preston from Nottingham. You can take the flight Nottingham-Manchester and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Nottingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at East Midlands EMA airport, 11.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by Aurigny Air Services.

Which carriers to travel between Nottingham and Preston?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Preston (27.3 mi)
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Manchester-Preston with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Northern Rail transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Preston with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
East Midlands Trains operates the train journey Nottingham-Manchester with the train from Nottingham railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Nottingham in Nottingham and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Preston where the coach will drop you off at Preston station situated at about 0.9 mi from Preston city centre.
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Preston (England United Kingdom)
Aurigny Air Services carries out a flight from East Midlands EMA airport situated 11.8 mi away from the city centre of Nottingham to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

Stop cities from Nottingham or cities to visit near Preston

When travelling from Preston to Nottingham by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Manchester located at 58 mi from Nottingham and 27 mi away from Preston (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Preston or back to Nottingham, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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