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

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Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Line 111 bus, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from Moss Side, Horton Rd to Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn) 111
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Preston 36.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Preston 36.7 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Preston. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Preston is 29 miles. The road distance is 36.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Preston without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Greater Manchester to Preston, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Preston bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, depart from Moss Side, Horton Rd station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Preston is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 111 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 14 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Preston is 37 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Preston.

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

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Preston.
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  • Distance: 29.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Preston, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Greater Manchester to Preston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Preston via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn) and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 2 h 14 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Horton Rd to Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Preston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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