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There are 8 ways to get from Canterbury to Preston by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$159 - $245

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$29 - $67

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Bus, night train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Walworth National Express / ...
  2. Take the night train from London Euston to Preston

$42 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Preston 287 miles

$60 - $90

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$147 - $374

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$136 - $412

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$121 - $264

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Preston

$139 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Preston is to bus which costs £22 - £55 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Preston is to train which costs £120 - £190 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Preston. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Preston. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Preston via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Preston is 235 miles. The road distance is 287 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Preston without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Canterbury to Preston, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Preston train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Preston is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £55 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Preston.
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  • Distance: 235.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Preston via St Pancras International and London Euston in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Preston via London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
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 Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from Canterbury to London Walworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Canterbury to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Canterbury to Preston train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Preston is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Canterbury to Preston.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1027+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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