Trains from Manchester to Preston

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Manchester to Preston train information

Manchester Preston train map

Train duration 0h47m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 28 Miles
Lowest train price from £4.00
Average train price £9.00

Which train company can I use?

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Manchester in England to Preston in England as well as the rail company for this route.

How much times does it take?

On average, the journey takes around 0h47m by train because of the 28 miles to travel to Preston from Manchester. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

How much does it costs?

We found tickets from £4.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Preston train tickets

from £4.00 MORE 0h47m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £7.00 MORE 1h03m

Manchester - Preston prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to Preston by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Manchester - Preston: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Preston are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £5 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £10 for your train. Thus, you may save 49% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Manchester to Preston trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Preston by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Preston to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Deansgate
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 12:07 27 days ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 17:07 27 days ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 07:07 27 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 17:47 27 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 12:47 27 days ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Preston
£4.00 18/07/2019 07:36 27 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Preston
£6.10 18/07/2019 07:30 27 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Preston
£6.70 18/07/2019 12:30 27 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Preston
£7.20 18/07/2019 17:30 27 days ago
Manchester
Victoria
Preston
£12.70 18/07/2019 12:05 27 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester Preston train

Discount Manchester - Preston train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Manchester Preston train ticket.

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

As an example, train tickets from Manchester to Preston cost on average £8.79 (1). When dividing £88 by £8.79 (£88/£8.79 = 10.01), you can see that after only 11 one way journeys from Preston to Manchester, the railcard will have paid for itself.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Manchester to Preston train £8.79 £5.86 £2.93 10.03

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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