There are 7 ways to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  51 min

$14 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. National Express

$4 - $7

5 alternative options

Bus via Manchester  •  1 h 40 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$8 - $12

Line 111 bus, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. 111

$17 - $25

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. 40.8 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  43 min

  1. 40.8 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. 40.8 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The distance between Preston and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 53 km. The road distance is 65 km.

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 2 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs £110 - £140.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

The train from Preston to Manchester Airport takes 51 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

What companies run services between Preston, England and Manchester Airport (MAN), England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 51 min. Northern Rail also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) via Manchester in around 1 h 40 min.

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
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leyland to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 64) to Turpin Green, The Railway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Preston to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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