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Manchester to Preston by bus

The journey from Manchester to Preston by bus is 27.88 mi and takes 1 hr 55 mins. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:45 and the last at 22:25. It is possible to travel from Manchester to Preston by bus for as little as £6.00 or as much as £20.53. The best price for this journey is £6.00.

Lowest Price£6.00
Journey Duration1 hr 55 mins
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price£6.00
Highest Price£20.53
First Departure00:45
Last Departure22:25
Distance27.88 mi
DepartureManchester
ArrivalPreston
CarriersNational Express, FlixBus

Manchester to Preston Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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What's the best way to get from Manchester to Preston? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Manchester to Preston, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Manchester to Preston?

The prices for bus tickets from Manchester to Preston vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Manchester to Preston will cost £6.00. The average bus ticket price is approximately £11.15. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £11.15 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Manchester to Preston.

How long will it take me to travel from Manchester to Preston by bus?

With a distance of 27.88 mi between Manchester and Preston, it will usually take 1 hr 55 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 1 hr 55 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Manchester and Preston is around 27.88 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 1 hr 55 mins. However, the fastest routes between Manchester and Preston take 0 hrs 50 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from Manchester to Preston are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Manchester to Preston can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 22 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Manchester to Preston. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Manchester to Preston varies, but in general, you can expect to find 16 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Manchester to Preston. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Preston
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Manchester to Preston.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Manchester to Preston, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Manchester to Preston.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Preston by bus

When travelling to Preston by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board National Express, FlixBus and Megabus from Manchester to Preston
Compare services on board when travelling from Manchester to Preston by bus.
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Manchester to Preston CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
3.14kg
Bus
3.36kg
Flight
8.97kg
Car
7.18kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Preston?
A bus ticket from Manchester to Preston is £11.15. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £6.00.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Preston?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Manchester to Preston is £6.00. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Manchester and Preston by bus?
Manchester to Preston is 27.88 mi.
How long does the bus between Manchester and Preston take?
Manchester to Preston is on average 1 hr 55 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 50 mins.
Which companies operate from Manchester to Preston?
The bus journey from Manchester to Preston is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: National Express, FlixBus and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Manchester to Preston?
Manchester to Preston has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Manchester to Preston leave?
The earliest bus from Manchester to Preston departs at 00:45. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Manchester to Preston depart?
The latest bus from Manchester to Preston departs at 22:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Manchester to Preston in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £6.00 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Manchester to Preston?
There are on average 16 direct connection(s) from Manchester to go to Preston.
What's the fastest journey time between Manchester to Preston by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Manchester and Preston is 0 hrs 50 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Preston?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Manchester and Preston.
What are the CO2 emissions for Manchester to Preston by bus?
The bus journey from Manchester to Preston creates 3.36kg of CO2 emissions.

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