There are 4 ways to get from Preston to City of Lancaster by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  13 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Lancaster

$8 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North) 40 / ...

$4 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to City of Lancaster 21.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Preston to City of Lancaster 21.7 miles

$4 - $7

What companies run services between Preston, England and City of Lancaster, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Preston to City of Lancaster hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 13 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Preston to City of Lancaster hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. National Express also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to City of Lancaster
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Preston and City of Lancaster is 32 km. The road distance is 35 km.

The cheapest way to get from Preston to City of Lancaster is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Preston to City of Lancaster is to train which takes 13 min and costs £5 - £20.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Lancaster. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street and arriving at Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North). Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

The train from Preston to Lancaster takes 13 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.