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Traveling from Preston to Manchester with Virail

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 train tickets to get from Preston to Manchester?

When you're traveling from Preston to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 8.25. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 4, 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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.

Journey Details

Best price £ 4
Journey duration 46 min
Connections per day 61
First departure 07:09
Last departure 00:46
Distance 28.0 mi
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Northern
Duration: 55 min
Preston (Lancs) - Manchester Piccadilly
00:46 - 01:41
£ 4
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Northern
Duration: 45 min
Preston (Lancs) - Deansgate
20:24 - 21:09
£ 4.30
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Northern
Duration: 1 h 2 min
Preston (Lancs) - Manchester Victoria
20:31 - 21:33
£ 4.30
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Northern
Duration: 48 min
Preston (Lancs) - Manchester Oxford Road
20:53 - 21:41
£ 4.30
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Northern
Duration: 42 min
Preston (Lancs) - Manchester Oxford Road
21:12 - 21:54
£ 4.30
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Northern
Duration: 47 min
Preston (Lancs) - Deansgate
21:22 - 22:09
£ 4.30
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Northern
Duration: 45 min
Preston (Lancs) - Manchester Oxford Road
21:53 - 22:38
£ 4.30

How long does it take to get from Preston to Manchester by train?

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 46 min. However, the fastest routes between Preston and Manchester take 30 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.

When do the first and last departures from Preston to Manchester leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Preston to Manchester, which usually leaves at 07:09. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 00:46. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Preston to Manchester?

You will be able to leave Preston by using stations such as Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ] and Preston (Lancs). These connect you to stations including Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ], Manchester Victoria [ MCV ], Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Airport [ MIA ], Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly in Manchester. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Preston or in Manchester, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do journeys run from Preston to Manchester?

On average, there are 61 daily departures from Preston to Manchester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 62 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, Northern and TransPennine Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 54 departures from Preston which travel directly to Manchester. There are 7 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ]
Preston (Lancs)

Destination stations

Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ]
Manchester Victoria [ MCV ]
Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ]
Manchester Airport [ MIA ]
Manchester Oxford Road
Deansgate
Manchester Victoria
Manchester Piccadilly
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