There are 4 ways to get from Accrington to Preston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Accrington to Preston

£5 - £8

3 alternative options

Line 6 bus, bus  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Accrington, Bus Station to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station 59 / ...

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Accrington to Preston 20.4 miles

£45 - £60

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Accrington to Preston 20.4 miles

£3 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Accrington to Preston is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Accrington to Preston is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Accrington station to Preston station. However, there are services departing from Accrington, Bus Station and arriving at Preston City Centre, Bus Station via Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Accrington and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Accrington and Preston is 14 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Accrington to Preston without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The train from Accrington to Preston takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Accrington to Preston bus services, operated by Transdev Lancashire Unit, depart from Accrington, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Accrington to Preston is to train which takes 40 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can line 6 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1h 13m.

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  • Distance: 14.2 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Accrington, England and Preston, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Accrington to Preston hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Accrington to Preston via Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station in around 1h 13m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Bus from Accrington, Bus Station to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Stagecoach Merseyside &
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Accrington to Preston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Z Cars
Phone
+44 1254 872 999
Max Cabs
Phone
+44 1254 555 555
Website
maxtaxis.co.uk
Arrow Taxis
Phone
+44 1254 872 777
Accrington Taxis
Phone
+44 1254 492 013
Website
accringtontaxis.co.uk

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Accrington to Preston bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside &, arrive at Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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Accrington to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Accrington to Preston is 20 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Accrington to Preston.

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