Trains from Preston to Manchester

Preston to Manchester train information

Preston Manchester train map

Train duration 0h49m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Preston, England
Distance 28 Miles

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 Preston in England to Manchester in England as well as the rail company for this route.

On average, the journey takes approximately 0h49m by train covering a distance of 28 miles to get to Manchester from Preston. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to check the latest available offers.

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Preston - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Preston to Manchester tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £5 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £11 for your trip. Thus, you will save 59% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Preston to Manchester trains

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

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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Preston Manchester train ticket.

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Preston to Manchester cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Manchester to Preston, the card will have paid for itself.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Preston to Manchester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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