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Experience a fast, efficient and hassle-free journey when you hop on board one of the trains from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly. Whether you’re up early ahead of a busy day in the office or you’re heading for an evening out with friends, travelling by train will get you from A to B with ease. Plus, with cheap fares and great savings to be had using our top tips below, you can enjoy cost-effective train tickets from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly. Check out the latest departure times below.


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Journey information from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly

  • How long is the average journey duration from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly? 0 hours 43 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly? 0 hours 34 minutes
  • When is the first train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly? 03:57
  • When is the last train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly? 22:52
  • How many services run for Preston to Manchester Piccadilly today? 29

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.