There are 6 ways to get from Preston to Lancaster University by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Lancaster
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street to Lancaster University, Sports Centre 3 / ...

$11 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) 40 / ...

$6 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street to Lancaster University, University Gates (University Entrance A6) 40 / ...

$8

Bus via Fulwood, Preston College Grounds  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Fulwood, Preston College Grounds to Lancaster University, University Gates (University Entrance A6) 40A

$7

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Lancaster University 19.6 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Lancaster University 19.6 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Lancaster University is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Lancaster University is to taxi which costs £55 - £65 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street and arriving at Lancaster University, University Gates (University Entrance A6). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Preston and Lancaster University is 18 miles. The road distance is 19.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Lancaster University without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 min and costs £8 - £22.

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It takes approximately 35 min to get from Preston to Lancaster University, including transfers.

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Preston to Lancaster University bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, arrive at Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2).

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Preston to Lancaster University bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, arrive at Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Lancaster University is 20 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Preston to Lancaster University.

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  • Distance: 17.6 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Preston, England and Lancaster University, England?

Stagecoach Lancaster operates a bus from Preston to Lancaster University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 56 min. Preston Bus also services this route once a week.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street to Lancaster University, Sports Centre
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street to Lancaster University, University Gates (University Entrance A6)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fulwood, Preston College Grounds to Lancaster University, University Gates (University Entrance A6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Gt George Street to Lancaster University, Sports Centre
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
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 University
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Lancaster University
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
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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