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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 56 min

$170 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$34 - $44

8 alternative options

Train via Plymouth  •  8 h 24 min

$175 - $278

Train #2  •  8 h 39 min

$147 - $226

Train via Cardiff Central  •  11 h 28 min

$189 - $345

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. 332.6 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Manchester, fly to Newquay  •  5 h 14 min

  1. MAN - NQY

$73 - $217

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 1 min

  1. LBA - NQY

$74 - $289

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. MAN - EXT

$115 - $296

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  6 h 32 min

  1. BHX - NQY

$142 - $428

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 7 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Cornwall via Plymouth in around 11 h 4 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 Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Preston and Cornwall is 397 km. The road distance is 532 km.

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 11 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train and fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs £50 - £170.

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 8 h 24 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Lanivet via Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Preston to Cornwall, including transfers.