There are 5 ways to get from Nelson to Preston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Preston

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 152

$12

Bus, line 280 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Seldon Street to Clitheroe Town Centre, Sainsburys M2 / ...
  2. Take the line 280 bus from Clitheroe Town Centre, Greenacre Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 280 / ...

$14

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nelson to Preston 29.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Nelson to Preston 29.4 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson station to Preston. However, there are services departing from Nelson, Bus Station and arriving at Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand via Burnley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nelson and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between Nelson and Preston is 21 miles. The road distance is 29.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Preston without a car is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs .

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The train from Nelson to Preston takes 1 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Nelson to Preston bus services, operated by The Blackburn Bus Company, arrive at Burnley, Bus Station.

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Nelson to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Preston is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Nelson to Preston bus services, operated by The Blackburn Bus Company, arrive at Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand station.

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Nelson to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Preston.
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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and Preston, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Nelson to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, The Blackburn Bus Company operates a bus from Nelson to Preston every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 34 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
The Blackburn Bus Company
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Seldon Street to Clitheroe Town Centre, Sainsburys
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Seldon Street to Clitheroe Town Centre, Sainsburys
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Clitheroe Town Centre, Greenacre Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Nelson to Preston
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Metro Taxis Bradford
Phone
+44 127 4733733
Website
metrotaxis.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Preston is 29 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Nelson to Preston.

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