There are 4 ways to get from Wales to Preston by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Preston

£62 - £133

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Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire National Express

£14 - £18

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Train via Birmingham  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stockport
  3. Take the train from Stockport to Preston

£89 - £135

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Preston 209.3 miles

£30 - £50

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The cheapest way to get from Wales to Preston is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Preston is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales station to Preston. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wales to Preston. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Preston via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Wales and Preston is 111 miles. The road distance is 209.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Preston without a car is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs £60 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Wales to Preston, including transfers.

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Wales to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Wales to Preston train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Preston is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs £60 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Preston.
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  • Distance: 110.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Wales and Preston, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Preston via Crewe in around 4h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Preston via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7h 40m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
tfw.wales
Advanced Single
£20 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
First Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Avanti West Coast
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £70
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £45
Bus operators
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
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Wales to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Wales to Preston train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wales to Preston is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Wales to Preston.

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