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Preston to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.13
Shortest Duration0h 45m
Trips per day21
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Preston to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Preston to Manchester were $10.56.

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

How long is the bus 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 bus 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 buses 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 bus 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 bus from Preston to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Preston to Manchester by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Preston to Manchester?

On average there are 21 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Preston to Manchester, with an average of 16 trips per day and 16 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Preston to Manchester. Of the 21 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Manchester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Preston to Manchester start at $8.14.

2 carriers offer Preston to Manchester bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Preston to Manchester from $6.13. There are 5 trips per day offered by Megabus from Preston to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $13.24 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In Preston, Megabus departs to Manchester from Coach Sta Stand ABCD, In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and one 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. A one way ticket costs $13.24 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
1h 21m
Avg. Price
$13.24

National Express

Book National Express from Preston to Manchester from $7.86. There are 16 trips per day offered by National Express from Preston to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $9.72 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Preston, National Express departs to Manchester from Bus 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. A one way ticket costs $9.72 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
2h 9m
Avg. Price
$9.72
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Preston:
  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD
Buses arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Preston:
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport

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