There are 5 ways to get from Preston to Salford Quays by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Salford Crescent

$10 - $15

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Bus, line 50 bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery to The Lowry, Huron Basin 50

$11 - $14

Line 125 bus, line 8 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 125 bus from Preston City Centre, Grimshaw Street to Bolton Interchange 125
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Bolton Interchange to Pendleton, Rossall Way (Shopping Centre) 8 / ...

$14 - $16

Taxi  •  37 min

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Salford Quays 33.8 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Salford Quays. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at The Lowry, Huron Basin via Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Preston and arriving at Salford Crescent. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Preston and Salford Quays is 26 miles. The road distance is 33.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Salford Quays without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Preston to Salford Crescent takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Preston to Salford Quays bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Preston to Salford Quays train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Preston to Salford Quays is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 50 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 32 min.

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Preston to Salford Quays bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, arrive at The Lowry, Huron Basin station.

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Preston to Salford Quays train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Salford Crescent station.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Salford Quays.
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  • Distance: 26.4 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Preston to Salford Quays hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Preston to Salford Quays via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery in around 1 h 32 min.

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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery to The Lowry, Huron Basin
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Grimshaw Street to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Salford Quays
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Salford Quays is 34 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Preston to Salford Quays.

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