There are 10 ways to get from France to Preston by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$197 - $432

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Bus  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$50 - $132

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Preston

$271 - $324

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Preston

$128 - $186

Fly Paris CDG to Manchester, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Manchester (MAN) CDG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$72 - $247

Fly Nantes to Manchester, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Manchester (MAN) NTE - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$72 - $247

Fly Toulouse to Manchester, train  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Manchester (MAN) TLS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$72 - $227

Fly Lyon to Manchester, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Manchester (MAN) LYS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$73 - $224

Fly Paris CDG to Liverpool, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Liverpool (LPL) CDG - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston

$94 - $424

Fly Nice to Liverpool, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Liverpool (LPL) NCE - LPL
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston

$104 - $759

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from France to Preston. However, there are services departing from Petit Pont and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Paris, Paris and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 26 min.

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The distance between France and Preston is 860 km.

The best way to get from France to Preston without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from France to Preston, including transfers.

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France to Preston bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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The best way to get from France to Preston is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Preston is 1 h behind France. It is currently 7:53 AM in France and 6:53 AM in Preston.

easyJet, Eurowings, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from France to Preston.
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  • Distance: 537.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between France and Preston, England?

You can take a train from Paris to Preston via Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Preston via Gare De Bercy - Popb, Paris, Paris, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 16 h 26 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Nantes to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Lyon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Paris CDG to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Nice to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Nice to Liverpool via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Nice to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Nice to Liverpool via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Nice to Liverpool via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Nice to Liverpool via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Manchester via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Manchester via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Lyon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Train operators
Eurostar
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $5
Off-Peak Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Single
$8 - $12
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28)
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ferry operators

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There are 1074+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40 min and costs .

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