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

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Train via Birmingham  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan

£144 - £429

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Bus  •  13h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way
  3. Take the bus from PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way to St Austell

£21 - £28

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Train  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Par

£153 - £402

Train via Cardiff  •  11h 57m

  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

£154 - £333

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Preston to Cornwall 332.6 miles

£55 - £85

Train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 1m

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

£133 - £322

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  7h 51m

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

£135 - £318

Train, train to Newcastle, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Newquay (NQY) NCL - NQY

£163 - £496

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 13h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 Rosevean, Bowling Green Turn via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth, PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way and St Austell, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 28m.

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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 Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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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 via Birmingham which takes 7h 55m and costs £140 - £430.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m 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 Avanti West Coast, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Preston to Cornwall is to train via Birmingham which takes 7h 55m and costs £140 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 13h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 248.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

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

You can take a train from Preston to Cornwall via Birmingham New Street and Exeter St Davids in around 7h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Cornwall via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth, PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way, and St Austell, Bus Station in around 13h 28m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from Manchester to Newquay via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Newcastle to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay via Faro
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay via Faro
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£95 - £390
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £700
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£11 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Preston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Par
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£140 - £350
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£140 - £170
Anytime Day 1st Class
£250 - £350
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£30 - £75
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Cardiff Central to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £170
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£70 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £27
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£24 - £35
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£28 - £40
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
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
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 BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from PLYMOUTH Coach Station, Armada Way to St Austell
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Preston to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Austell 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 25m to drive from Preston to Cornwall.

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British Airways, easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport.

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