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There are 6 ways to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  51m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport

$14 - $24

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Bus  •  2h 5m

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

$4 - $23

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Bus via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St  •  1h 48m

  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

Taxi  •  43m

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  43m

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

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  43m

  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 43m.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51m.

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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 51m and costs £11 - £19.

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The train from Preston to Manchester Airport takes 51m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 51m and costs £11 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN).
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  • Distance: 32.9 miles
  • Duration: 51m

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 51m. Northern Rail also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 1h 48m.

Train operators
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
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
National Express
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN)
Ave. Duration
43m
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
43m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Preston to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN) is 41 miles. It takes approximately 43m to drive from Preston to Manchester Airport (MAN).

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