Duration 43 min
Distance 36.2 miles
Average price £13
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Preston and Manchester takes 43 min and the fastest train takes 31 min. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Preston to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Preston
  2. Manchester
48 min
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£8 - £45

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Preston and Manchester is 27 miles. The road distance is 36.2 miles.

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Preston to Manchester train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Preston station.

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Preston to Manchester train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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What companies run services between Preston and Manchester?

Northern Rail operates a train from Preston to Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £8 - £13 and the journey takes 48 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
48 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Ave. Duration
54 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £45

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