There are 12 ways to get from Suffolk to Preston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$158 - $244

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Combs Ford, Cracknells to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire

$38 - $48

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Train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$75 - $114

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston

$102 - $154

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Suffolk to Preston 245.6 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$108 - $244

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$145 - $368

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$115 - $386

Bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Combs Ford, Cracknells to Fen Ditton, Cambridge Airport
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$74 - $269

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$116 - $257

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$148 - $595

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$147 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Suffolk to Preston is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Suffolk to Preston is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Suffolk to Preston. However, there are services departing from Combs Ford, Cracknells and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Suffolk to Preston. However, there are services departing from Stowmarket and arriving at Preston via Peterborough and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Suffolk and Preston is 191 miles. The road distance is 245.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Suffolk to Preston without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Suffolk to Preston, including transfers.

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Suffolk to Preston bus services, operated by Suffolk Norse, depart from Combs Ford, Cracknells station.

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Suffolk to Preston train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Stowmarket station.

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The best way to get from Suffolk to Preston is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Suffolk to Preston.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Suffolk to Preston via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, and London Euston in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Suffolk to Preston via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to Norwich
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$90 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Combs Ford, Cracknells to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Combs Ford, Cracknells to Fen Ditton, Cambridge Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
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
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Suffolk to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Suffolk to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Suffolk to Preston is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Suffolk to Preston.

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Loganair offers flights from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport.

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