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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  35 min

$11 - $19

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. 35 miles

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  57 min

  1. National Express

$7 - $11

Train, line 111 bus  •  1 h 13 min

  1. 111

$13 - $19

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. 35.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  39 min

  1. 35.7 miles

$7 - $12

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 35 min. Northern Rail also services this route 3 times a week. 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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leyland
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Golden Hill, Queens Hotel (Rail Station) to Preston City Centre, Ring Way
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Manchester to Preston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston
Ave. Duration
39 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Preston is 45 km. The road distance is 57 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Preston is to train which takes 35 min and costs £8 - £14.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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

The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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