There are 7 ways to get from Preston to Cornwall by train, plane, bus 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 to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 24 min

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

$139 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 29 min

  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

5 alternative options

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$208 - $508

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  5 h 7 min

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

$139 - $367

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bodmin Parkway

$167 - $254

Train via Cardiff Central  •  11 h 47 min

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

$189 - $322

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Cornwall 332.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train and fly which costs £100 - £230 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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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 10 h 29 min.

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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 8 h 8 min and costs £120 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min 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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The best way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs £120 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 248.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

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

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
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
55 min
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
CrossCountry
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
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
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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