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

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Train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$131 - $207

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Bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$27 - $36

6 alternative options

Line 724 bus, night train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Hatfield, Town Centre to Watford Junction station 724
  2. Take the night train from Watford Junction to Preston

$43 - $58

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Hatfield to Preston 207.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$117 - $332

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$93 - $225

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$113 - $268

Train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$83 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Hatfield to Preston is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Hatfield to Preston is to train which costs £100 - £160 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hatfield to Preston. However, there are services departing from Hatfield, The Galleria and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Luton and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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The distance between Hatfield and Preston is 174 miles. The road distance is 207.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Hatfield to Preston without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Hatfield to Preston, including transfers.

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Hatfield to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from Hatfield to Preston is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £100 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7h 41m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Hatfield to Preston.
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  • Distance: 173.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England and Preston, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Hatfield to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hatfield to Preston twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hatfield, Town Centre to Watford Junction station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Hatfield to Preston is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Hatfield to Preston.

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

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There are 1041+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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