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Journey Information

Preston to Manchester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.81
Shortest Duration0h 45m
Trips per day21
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Preston to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from Preston to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £8.29 was the low point for coach fares from Preston to Manchester. Coaches from Manchester to Preston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £8.29 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 1 hour 57 minutes to cover the 27 miles (44 kilometers) from Preston, LAN to Manchester, MAN. However, the fastest coach only takes 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Because many passengers travel from Preston to Manchester at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Preston?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Preston to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 21 scheduled coaches that travel from Preston to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Preston to Manchester; ticket prices start at £6.39.

What coach companies travel from Preston to Manchester?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester, Manchester. Of these two services, National Express usually offers more choice, with 16 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus51h 21m£10.39
National Express162h 9m£7.63

Where does the coach leave from in Preston?

Preston, Lancashire has two coach stations with service to Manchester, Manchester:

  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

Coaches arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport

Price trends for coaches from Preston to Manchester

Monthly average prices


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