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

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Preston

$6 - $23

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Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Stanley Park, Palatine Road (Whitegate Drive Palatine Road) to University, 53 Degrees 61 / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Blackpool to Preston 17.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Preston 17.7 miles

$3 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stanley Park, Palatine Road (Whitegate Drive Palatine Road) and arriving at University, 53 Degrees. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Blackpool North and arriving at Preston. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Blackpool and Preston is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Preston without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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The train from Blackpool North to Preston takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Blackpool to Preston bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Stanley Park, Palatine Road (Whitegate Drive Palatine Road) station.

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

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Preston is to train which takes 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 59 min.

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Blackpool to Preston bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at University, 53 Degrees station.

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

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Map of how to get from Blackpool to Preston.
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  • Distance: 14.7 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Blackpool to Preston every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 24 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Lancashire operates a bus from Blackpool to Preston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 59 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stanley Park, Palatine Road (Whitegate Drive Palatine Road) to University, 53 Degrees
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Blackpool to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road to Ashton-on-Ribble, Carlton Street (Dr Syntax)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Blackpool to Preston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Preston is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Blackpool to Preston.

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