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

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Train  •  24m

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Preston

$6 - $22

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Bus  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Central, Buchanan Street to University, 53 Degrees 61 / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  22m

  1. Take a taxi from Blackpool to Preston 17.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  22m

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Preston 17.7 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Preston is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Preston is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Central, Buchanan Street and arriving at University, 53 Degrees. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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

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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 24m and costs £4 - £17.

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

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Blackpool to Preston bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Central, Buchanan Street 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 24m and costs £4 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 1m.

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

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 24m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Lancashire operates a bus from Blackpool to Preston hourly, and the journey takes 1h 1m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central, Buchanan Street to University, 53 Degrees
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Blackpool to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Kingscote, St Walburgas Road to Ashton-on-Ribble, Carlton Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Blackpool to Preston
Ave. Duration
22m
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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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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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Preston is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22m to drive from Blackpool to Preston.

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