There are 6 ways to get from Preston to Trafford Centre by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, line 250 bus  •  1 h 23 min

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

$16 - $22

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Bolton

$10 - $17

4 alternative options

Line 132 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 132 bus from Wigan, Wallgate (Waverleys) to intu Trafford Centre, Old Barton Road (Golf Range) 132

$13 - $27

Line 125 bus, bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 125 bus from Preston City Centre, Church Street to Bolton Interchange 125
  2. Take the bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 2 / ...

$11 - $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

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, Church Street and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Bolton Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Preston and Trafford Centre is 25 miles. The road distance is 31.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Trafford Centre without a car is to train and line 250 bus which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Preston to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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Preston to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Preston City Centre, Church Street station.

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The best way to get from Preston to Trafford Centre is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £7 - £14. Alternatively, you can line 132 bus, which costs £9 - £21 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Preston to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by First, arrive at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Trafford Centre is 31 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Preston to Trafford Centre.

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The nearest airport to Trafford Centre is Manchester (MAN) Airport which is 7.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Liverpool (LPL) (22.6 miles), Leeds Bradford (LBA) (40 miles), East Midlands (EMA) (61.6 miles) and Birmingham (BHX) (75.1 miles).

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There are 737+ hotels available in Trafford Centre. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 25.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Preston to Trafford Centre hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, Diamond operates a bus from Preston to Trafford Centre hourly. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bolton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Wigan, Wallgate (Waverleys) to intu Trafford Centre, Old Barton Road (Golf Range)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Church Street to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
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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