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Preston Guild City

Travel In And Around Preston

Close up of Leisure Lakes Bike Hub shop front, Preston

Discover plenty of options for travelling in and around the city...

Preston offers a range of local transport options to make travelling in and around the city as easy and accessible as possible for everyone.

By bike

Preston is a relatively compact city making it easy to get around on two wheels. With options for cycle parking across the city and free bike access if you're travelling by train, cycling is a great way to explore the city and beautiful park spaces.

For those who fancy venturing out to surrounding rural areas, why not cycle the Guild Wheel - a 21 mile 'greenway' encircling the city of Preston.

Bike rental

If you're looking to hire yourself a two wheeler, then Virgin Trains have partnered with Leisure Lakes Bikes to offer bike rentals for getting in and around the city.

Located at Preston Train Station, the bike hire is particularly suited to those travelling to Preston by train.

For opening times and prices see Visit Lancashire - Leisure Lakes Bikes - Preston Hub.

By bus

Bus travel in and around Preston is a convenient and cost-effective way to explore and move around the city .

Prestonbus is the main service for intercity travel, allowing quick and easy travel in and around Preston via a range of stops located around the city.

For bus times see Prestonbus - our services.

By taxi

There’s no shortage of taxis in Preston, making it quick and easy to grab a lift across the city or further a field.

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.

By 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.

By foot

If you're looking to explore the city by foot, then you may find the City Map found in the documents section at the bottom of this page useful for locating key buildings and areas.