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

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Recommended option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Preston to Deansgate
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Deansgate Station to Trafford Park, Lake Road

Cheapest option

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Preston to Eccles

4 alternative options

Line 125 bus, line 20 bus

  1. Take the line 125 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Bolton Interchange
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Bolton Interchange to Ladywell Metrolink Stop

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Park, Lake Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Trafford Park

Drive

  1. Drive from Preston to Trafford Park

Preston to Trafford Park by train and bus

The journey time between Preston and Trafford Park is around 1h 34m and covers a distance of around 34 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 30 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Northern Rail, East Midlands Railways and Stagecoach Manchester, the Preston to Trafford Park service departs from Preston and arrives in Trafford Park, Lake Road. Typically 113 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 4m
Layover time:
30 min
Total time:
1h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 5m
Journey distance:
34 miles
Services per week:
113
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
22:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Preston to Trafford Park train and bus schedules

Departing Thursday, October 21, 2021

Preston → Trafford Park
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trafford Park is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Trafford Park is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Trafford Park is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Trafford Park is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Trafford Park is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston station to Trafford Park. However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Ladywell Metrolink Stop via Bolton Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Preston and Trafford Park is 26 miles. The road distance is 32.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Trafford Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 22m and costs £14 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from Preston to Trafford Park, including transfers.

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Preston to Trafford Park bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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Preston to Trafford Park bus services, operated by Diamond, arrive at Ladywell Metrolink Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Trafford Park is 32 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Preston to Trafford Park.

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  • Distance: 25.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Preston to Trafford Park via Bolton Interchange in around 2h 55m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Deansgate Station to Trafford Park, Lake Road
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Park, Lake Road
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Ladywell Metrolink Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Diamond
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
Night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Preston to Eccles
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Preston to Trafford Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Preston City Taxi
Phone
+44 1772 217 217
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824 000
Website
newcityviptaxis.co.uk
Eagle Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 200 300
Website
eagletaxipreston.co.uk
Ashton Allied Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 734 000
Website
ashtonallied.co.uk
AAA Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 555 444
Website
aaataxispreston.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Preston and Trafford Park. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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