Select from 4 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Train, line 250 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 250

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Line 125 bus, line 2 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 125 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 69) to Black Horse St/Bus Station 125
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Farnworth, Market St/Farnworth Town Ctr (Off License) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 2

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus, line 250 bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 250

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Trafford Centre 31.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Trafford Centre 31.4 miles

$6 - $10

What companies run services between Preston, England and Trafford Centre, England?

You can take a bus from Preston to Trafford Centre via Manchester and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 69) to Black Horse St/Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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

The distance between Preston and Trafford Centre is 40 km. The road distance is 50 km.

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Preston to Trafford Centre is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs £85 - £110.

No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Trafford Centre. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Preston to Trafford Centre, including transfers.