Taking the Train from 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.
Getting into Preston by Train
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.