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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Preston to Manchester from various bus operators like FlixBus, National Express or megabus for the next days.
today
from £5
tomorrow
from £5
Thursday
from £5
Friday
from £6
Saturday
from £5
Sunday
from £6
Monday
from £5

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8
  • megabus
    1h 5m
    14:55
    Preston
    Coach Station
    16:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £10

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8
  • megabus
    1h 5m
    14:55
    Preston
    Coach Station
    16:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £10

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8
  • megabus
    1h 5m
    14:55
    Preston
    Coach Station
    16:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £10

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £7
  • megabus
    1h 0m
    03:10
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £8
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • megabus
    1h 5m
    14:55
    Preston
    Coach Station
    16:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • megabus
    1h 0m
    03:10
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:10
    Manchester
    Corporation St
    megabus
    Economy
    £8
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8

Cheapest bus trips Monday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    12:45
    Preston
    Coach Station
    13:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    1h 5m
    14:25
    Preston
    Coach Station
    15:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    0h 45m
    03:15
    Preston
    Coach Station
    04:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    1h 10m
    22:20
    Preston
    Coach Station
    23:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £8
  • megabus
    1h 5m
    14:55
    Preston
    Coach Station
    16:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £10

Frequency of bus connections between Preston and Manchester

See here how frequent the connections between Preston and Manchester are, during different times and days of the week.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 6 daily coaches from Preston to Manchester. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 4 daily coaches between Preston and Manchester.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 21 coaches from Preston to Manchester, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Preston and Manchester, with 7 offers.

Facts about coaches from Preston to Manchester

Compare all providers like FlixBus, National Express and megabus that travel 5 times every day by bus from Preston to Manchester in one click! Book your bus ticket from Preston to Manchester starting from £5!

Cheapest Bus £5
Fastest Bus 0h 45m
Earliest Coach 12:45
Latest Coach 22:20
Daily Bus Connections 5 Ø
Distance 43.7 km
Coach Companies FlixBus, National Express and megabus

Cheapest coach connections from Preston to Manchester

Every day, 5 buses from 3 coach companies leave Preston for Manchester: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 18/06/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 17/06
Tuesday 18/06
£5
Wednesday 19/06
£5
Thursday 20/06
£5
Friday 21/06
£6
Saturday 22/06
£5
Sunday 23/06
£7
Monday 24/06
£5
Tuesday 25/06
£7
Wednesday 26/06
£5
Thursday 27/06
£5
Friday 28/06
£7
Saturday 29/06
£8
Sunday 30/06
£6
Monday 01/07
£5
Tuesday 02/07
£10
Wednesday 03/07
£4
Thursday 04/07
£5
Friday 05/07
£7
Saturday 06/07
£6
Sunday 07/07
£6
Monday 08/07
£6
Tuesday 09/07
£5
Wednesday 10/07
£7
Thursday 11/07
£5
Friday 12/07
£5
Saturday 13/07
£5
Sunday 14/07

The cheapest time to travel from Preston to Manchester

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Preston to Manchester, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £5, Thursday is the cheapest day for a coach from Preston to Manchester. Friday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £6.
Afternoon is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Preston to Manchester, with £5. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £8.

How to save money travelling from Preston to Manchester

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Preston to Manchester in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Preston to Manchester, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Preston to Manchester are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Preston to Manchester

These are the most booked bus companies between Preston to Manchester from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Preston and Manchester

The map below shows you where to find all the bus stations in Preston and Manchester.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Preston to Manchester

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Preston to Manchester? Or which bus companies serve the route Preston to Manchester? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Preston to Manchester bus

How much does a Preston - Manchester coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Preston - Manchester bus trip is available from £5 and takes 1h 5m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Preston to Manchester?

The connection Preston to Manchester is offered by 3 companies with ticket prices ranging from £5 to £11. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you will get the cheapest ticket price.

How many connections are available for the Preston - Manchester route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Preston to Manchester is offered by roughly 5 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Manchester from Preston take?

The quickest coach from Preston to Manchester is provided by National Express and takes 0h 45m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £7. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Preston to Manchester?

The earliest bus to Manchester departs from Preston at 12:45. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Preston to Manchester?

The latest bus to Manchester departs from Preston at 22:20. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Preston - Manchester route?

Passengers looking to travel from Preston to Manchester can travel with FlixBus, National Express and megabus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Preston and Manchester?

You can check all the direct connections between Preston and Manchester by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: FlixBus, National Express and megabus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Manchester from Preston?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you are allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Preston Manchester bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Preston Manchester bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Preston to Manchester on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Preston to Manchester

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Preston to Manchester

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Preston to Manchester for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Preston to Manchester

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Preston to Manchester for the next days.
  • Northern
    0h 44m
    05:25
    Preston
    Central Station
    06:09
    Manchester
    Northern
    Economy
    from £6
  • TransPennine Express
    0h 32m
    11:07
    Preston
    Central Station
    11:39
    Manchester
    Oxford Road Station
    TransPennine Express
    Economy
    from £9
  • Northern
    1h 50m
    00:05
    Preston
    Central Station
    01:55
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    Northern
    Economy
    from £16
  • Avanti West Coast
    1h 7m
    06:00
    Preston
    Central Station
    07:07
    Manchester
    Avanti West Coast
    Economy
    from £16

More bus routes from Preston and Manchester

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Preston and from Manchester. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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