Travelling by train from Manchester to the nearby city of Preston is simple. There are departures every hour from Manchester Piccadilly station, all of which arrive right at the heart of Preston in between 36 and 50 minutes. Northern Rail is the main provider operating trains from Manchester to Preston, and their service runs throughout the day, seven days a week. The earliest daily departure can be as early as 5:00 a.m., while the last train departs after midnight. This means that travellers can be totally flexible with their travel plans when visiting Preston.
An average meal in a restaurant in Preston costs 42.6% more than in Manchester.
Prices in Preston are on average 2% higher than in Manchester.
Public transport in Preston costs around 23.5% less than in Manchester.
A night in a hotel in Preston is about 83.1% more expensive than in Manchester.
All trains from Manchester to Preston depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station. This is the city's major train hub, and is well connected to other parts of Greater Manchester via local buses, suburban trains and the city's excellent tram network. Getting to Piccadilly from the centre of town will take 5 minutes by tram, although it is easy to walk as well. The only thing to worry about is that trams finish at 11:30 p.m., so night buses or taxis may be a better choice for late trains to Preston.
Preston is a proud industrial town with some grand nineteenth-century architecture, a historic football team and some gorgeous scenery on the doorstep. It also has an impressive Victorian station, which is located near the centre of town. From the station, bus route 2 travels onward towards Ormskirk, while route 102 heads to Chorley. The city centre is easily walking distance away. To get to Deepdale to see Preston North End, catch bus 19A or take a taxi from the rank outside the station entrance.