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

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport

$14 - $24

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Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Airport National Express / ...

$4 - $23

5 alternative options

Bus via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Manchester Airport National Express / ...

$8 - $12

Line 111 bus, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 24) to Turpin Green, The Railway 111
  2. Take the train from Leyland to Manchester Airport

$17 - $24

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) 40.8 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) 40.8 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from Preston to Manchester Airport 40.8 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 min.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Preston and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 33 miles. The road distance is 40.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs £11 - £19.

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The train from Preston to Manchester Airport takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to train which takes 55 min and costs £11 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN).
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  • Distance: 32.9 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 55 min. Northern Rail also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 1 h 43 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
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
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 Leyland to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 24) to Turpin Green, The Railway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
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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