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Preston to Manchester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.74
Shortest Duration0h 45m
Trips per day21
coach carriers2
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How much does a coach ticket from Preston to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Preston to Manchester were £8.17.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Preston to Manchester is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the coach ride from Preston to Manchester?

The distance between Preston and Manchester is approximately 27.16 miles, or 43.70 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 1 hour and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from Preston to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Preston to Manchester by coach is at 00:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Monday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from Preston to Manchester?

On average there are 21 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Preston to Manchester, with an average of 16 trips per day and 16 monthly trips. 2 coach carriers currently travel from Preston to Manchester. Of the 21 trips there are 9 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Preston to Manchester start at £6.29.

2 carriers offer Preston to Manchester coach trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Preston to Manchester from £4.74. There are 5 Megabus schedules from Preston to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay £10.24 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In Preston, Megabus departs to Manchester from Coach Sta Stand ABCD and no other station. In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Preston to Manchester takes 1 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Manchester in 0 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay £10.24 for a weekend getaway to Manchester.

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Avg. Time
1h 21m
Avg. Price
£10.24

National Express

Book National Express from Preston to Manchester from £6.08. There are 16 National Express schedules from Preston to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay £7.52 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Preston, National Express departs to Manchester from Bus Station and no other station. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester (Miles Platting) and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Preston to Manchester takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 0 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay £7.52 for a weekend getaway to Manchester.

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WiFi
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Avg. Time
2h 9m
Avg. Price
£7.52

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Preston:
  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD
Coaches arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Preston:
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport

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