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There are 8 ways to get from Preston to Cornwall by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Manchester, fly to Newquay  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY

$139 - $299

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Bus  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet National Express

$33 - $43

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Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Newquay (NQY) LBA - NQY

$133 - $361

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan

$112 - $298

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Luxulyan

$173 - $276

Train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bodmin Parkway

$135 - $215

Train via Cardiff Central  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to St Austell

$201 - $340

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Preston to Cornwall 332.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train and fly which costs £100 - £230 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Lanivet via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Preston to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Preston and arriving at Luxulyan via Birmingham New Street and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between Preston and Cornwall is 248 miles. The road distance is 332.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 8h 16m and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Preston to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Preston to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Preston to Cornwall train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train which takes 8h 16m and costs £130 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 248.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Preston, England and Cornwall, England?

You can take a train from Preston to Cornwall via Birmingham New Street and Plymouth in around 8h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Cornwall via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way in around 10h 29m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Plymouth to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Preston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $190
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $200
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
National Express
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Preston to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lanivet station.

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Preston to Cornwall train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Luxulyan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Cornwall is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Preston to Cornwall.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 1952+ hotels available in Cornwall. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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