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

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Train  •  13 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Lancaster

$7 - $26

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Bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Frank Street to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street 40 / ...

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

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

$75 - $95

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Preston to City of Lancaster 21.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to City of Lancaster is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Preston City Centre, Frank Street and arriving at Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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

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The distance between Preston and City of Lancaster is 20 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to City of Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 13 min and costs £5 - £20.

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

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Preston to City of Lancaster bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, depart from Preston City Centre, Frank Street station.

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Preston to City of Lancaster train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Preston to City of Lancaster is to train which takes 13 min and costs £5 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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  • Distance: 20.1 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

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 $16 - $26 and the journey takes 13 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach Lancaster operates a bus from Preston to City of Lancaster hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Lancaster
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Frank Street to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Lancaster
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 Preston, Lancashire to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to City of Lancaster
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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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Preston to City of Lancaster bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, arrive at Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street station.

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Preston to City of Lancaster train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to City of Lancaster is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Preston to City of Lancaster.

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