There are 4 ways to get from Skelmersdale to Preston by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Line 395 bus, train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. 395 / ...

$8 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. 313 / ...
  2. 2A

$10 - $12

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. 22.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  1. 22.9 miles

$4 - $8

What companies run services between Skelmersdale, England and Preston, England?

You can take a bus from Skelmersdale to Preston via Burscough Bridge, Tesco in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Preston
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Preston
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Wallgate/Wallgate Stn (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 4) to Burscough Bridge, Tesco
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Holmeswood Coaches Ltd
Website
holmeswood.uk.com
Bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 1) to Burscough Bridge (Royal Coaching House)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
holmeswood.uk.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Burscough Bridge, Tesco to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON BUS STATION Stand 62)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Skelmersdale to Preston
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915
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 Skelmersdale and Preston is 24 km. The road distance is 37 km.

The cheapest way to get from Skelmersdale to Preston is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Skelmersdale to Preston is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs £60 - £80.

No, there is no direct bus from Skelmersdale to Preston. However, there are services departing from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 4) and arriving at Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON BUS STATION Stand 62) via Burscough Bridge, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Skelmersdale to Preston, including transfers.