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Bus Preston to Manchester: Times, Prices and Tickets

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What's the best way to get from Preston to Manchester? 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 Preston to Manchester, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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 £ 15.81. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 7.63, 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.

Preston to Manchester by bus

Best price £ 7.63
Journey duration 1 h 6 min
Connections per day 4
First departure 03:15
Last departure 14:45
Distance 28.0 mi
Departure Preston
Arrival Manchester
Carriers National Express, Megabus, Bus, Northern rail

Route Summary by Bus

Connections
4
Carriers
4
Minimum price
£ 7.63
Maximum price
£ 58.33

Preston - Manchester

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Best prices for the month

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By Train

£ 18.60

Date
Thursday, July 28th 2022
Transpennine Express-logo
Manchester Oxford Road - Preston
09:30 - 10:07
Transpennine Express
37min
CO2: 0.13kg
By Bus

£ 9.23

Date
Sunday, July 31st 2022
National Express-logo
Preston Coach Station - Manchester Central Bus Station
03:15 - 04:00
National Express
45min
CO2: 1.58kg
Cheapest

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 6 min. However, the fastest routes between Preston and Manchester take 14 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?

The first departure of the night from Preston to Manchester leaves at 03:15, while the last journey sets out at 14:45. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Preston and Manchester. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

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, Megabus, Bus and Northern rail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 4 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 12 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, 4 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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