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Southampton to Preston

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3 suggested routes to go from Southampton to Preston by flight, train, car, bus

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Manchester
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How to get from Southampton to Preston?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Southampton 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 Southampton-Preston

For your trip from Southampton (England, United Kingdom) to Preston (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 205 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 Southampton to Preston without changing trains but some trains run on lines Southampton-Birmingham and Birmingham-Preston allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of CrossCountry to Birmingham leave from Southampton Central railway station in Southampton. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham International station (8.1 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Birmingham where the train operated by Virgin Trains leave for Preston.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Preston from Southampton without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Southampton-Birmingham and Birmingham-Preston.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Southampton. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Southampton bus station (0.3 mi from Southampton) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham. Once arrived in Birmingham, take another coach of MegaBus or National Express that will take you to Preston bus station (England United Kingdom).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Birmingham-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 Southampton. You can take the flight Southampton-Manchester and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Southampton and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Southampton SOU airport, 3.6 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by FlyBE.

Which carriers to travel between Southampton and Preston?

Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Preston (94.4 mi)
Bus companies
MegaBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Southampton in Southampton and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 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.
National Express is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Southampton in Southampton and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 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.
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Southampton-Birmingham with the train from Southampton Central railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham International at arrival (8.1 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to Preston with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express operates the train journey 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 provides a rail connection from Manchester to Preston with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Southampton SOU airport situated 3.6 mi away from the city centre of Southampton to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

Stop cities from Southampton or cities to visit near Preston

When travelling from Preston to Southampton by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Birmingham located at 111 mi from Southampton and 94 mi away from Preston, Manchester situated at 27 mi from Preston (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Preston or back to Southampton, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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