There are 4 ways to get from Preston to Salford Quays by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Salford Crescent

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 79) to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station) 59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Albert Square, Princess St/Town Hall X41

$18 - $20

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Salford Quays 33.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Salford Quays 33.8 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Preston, England and Salford Quays, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Preston to Salford Quays hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Salford Quays via Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station), Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station, Albert Square, Princess St/Town Hall, and Manchester City Centre, John Dalton St/St James Square (Hair Salon) in around 3 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 79) to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 68) to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Albert Square, Princess St/Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Salford Quays
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Preston to Salford Quays?

The distance between Preston and Salford Quays is 42 km. The road distance is 54 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Preston to Salford Quays?

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Salford Quays is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Preston to Salford Quays?

The quickest way to get from Preston to Salford Quays is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs £90 - £110.

Is there a direct train between Preston and Salford Quays?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Salford Crescent. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Preston and Salford Quays?

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Salford Quays. However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 79) and arriving at The Lowry, The Quays/Huron Basin via Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station and Manchester City Centre, John Dalton St/St James Square (Hair Salon). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

How long does it take to get from Preston to Salford Quays?

The train from Preston to Salford Crescent takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.