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Journey Details

Best price £ 10.35
Journey duration 1 h
Connections per day 2
First departure 03:15
Last departure 03:15
Distance 28.0 mi

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

When you're traveling from Preston to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 12.08. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 7.34, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Stations of departure

Preston [Lancs] Coach Stn (southern end of Bus Stn), Tithebarn St
Preston Coach Station

Destination stations

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Bus Station
Manchester Central Bus Station
Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)

CO2 emissions for this route

National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 45 min
Preston Coach Station - Manchester Central Bus Station
03:15 - 04:00
£ 8.98
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h 15 min
Preston Coach Station - Manchester Airport Bus Station
03:15 - 04:30
£ 10.78
Duration: 1 h 15 min
Preston Coach Station - Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
14:45 - 16:00
£ 13.94
Duration: 1 h 45 min
Preston Coach Station - Manchester Airport Bus Station
14:45 - 16:30
£ 17.22

How long does the journey from Preston to Manchester take by bus?

The distance between Preston and Manchester is around 28.0 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 1 h 5 min. However, the fastest routes between Preston and Manchester take 45 min. 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.

What time are the departures from Preston to Manchester?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Preston to Manchester leaving at 15:55. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 03:15.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

You will be able to travel from Preston to Manchester using companies such as National Express and Megabus. Combined, these providers offer an average of 3 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 21 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Preston to Manchester using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 3 direct connections from Preston to Manchester each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.


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