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Travelling around Preston

Preston offers a range of local transport options to make travelling in and around the city as easy and accessible as possible for everyone. This handy guide has all the information you need for travelling around Preston, whether you plan on getting around by foot, bus, train, car, bike, or taxi. 


Preston is a well-networked city, making it easy to get around on two wheels. The Guild Wheel - a 21 mile greenway encircling the city - is a handy connection for the main areas in and around Preston, whilst also making an enjoyable leisurely cycle for those wanting to admire the city's rural areas.  

Many other cycle-friendly paths connect rural and suburban areas to the city centre, creating an easy way to get out and about. Areas to leave your bike securely include Preston Train Station and the Leisure Lakes Bike Hub, also ideally located outside the train station.

See Cycling for more information.  

Bike rental

Leisure Lakes Bike Hub is conveniently located at Preston Train Station. Here you can hire bikes for getting around the city with ease and for enjoying one of the many leisurely cycle routes around the city.

For opening times and prices visit Leisure Lakes Bikes - Preston Hub.


Prestonbus is the main service for intercity travel. The bus service offers competitive prices and tickets covering the day, the week, or two weeks. You can even buy your ticket online, making it even easier and cheaper to travel around the city.

For bus times, prices, or to buy tickets online visit Prestonbus.

Stagecoach buses also operate from Preston Bus Station for bus journeys to outside the city centre and surrounding districts and towns. For more details visit Stagecoach.


Not only does Preston Train Station effortlessly connect you to surrounding Lancashire towns, cities, and beyond, services also run to districts within Preston.

Services include regular direct trains to Bamber Bridge, Leyland, and Lostock Hall.

To check train times and prices visit National Rail or Trainline.


For a list of hackney carriage cab prices and ranks across the city see Preston City Council - taxi fares and ranks. These cabs can also be hailed across the city. Just look for the orange light and you'll know they're taking passengers.

Alternatively, there are a number of quality private hire vehicles in operation across the city. For a list of private operators see Yell - taxis and private hire vehicles in Preston.

Car hire

If you'd prefer the flexibility of driving yourself, there are a number of car hire companies in Preston offering visitors a choice of hire vehicles for business, holidays, or day trips.

Popular car hire companies available include:

Preston by foot

If you're looking to explore the city by foot, then why not explore Preston's past and present with one of our heritage trails.

Not only is Preston's city centre compact and easy to navigate around, there are also quick routes leading to surrounding areas for easy exploring.