Manchester to Preston by train
Travelling from Manchester to Preston by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Preston take around 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 44 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Preston?
Direct trains from Manchester to Preston have been found.
We usually find around 86 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Preston every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 72 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Preston?
The Manchester to Preston train travel time is normally about 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 00:09.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 00:09.
What's the Manchester to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Preston are $5.24.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $7, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Manchester to Preston train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Preston by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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