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There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston

$11 - $20

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Preston 35 miles

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$7 - $11

Night train  •  53 min

  1. Take the night train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston 35.7 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston 35.7 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston is to rideshare which costs £4 - £6 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at Preston, Lancashire. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Preston is 28 miles. The road distance is 35.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £9 - £15.

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The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston is to train which takes 48 min and costs £9 - £15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston.
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  • Distance: 27.8 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Preston, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 48 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
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.

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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
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Manchester to Preston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$120 - $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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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston is 36 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston.

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There are 1060+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Preston. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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