X61 manchester markets

Catch the X61 from Preston to Manchester Christmas Markets

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has launched a special festive service to connect people living in Preston and Chorley and the surrounding areas with the Manchester Christmas markets in the run up to the Christmas.

The X61 service, will launch on November 11th and will run from Preston to Manchester every Saturday until December 16th.

Two services will leave Preston at 8am and 9am respectively. 

The route will run from Preston Bus Station calling at:


before completing the journey at Manchester’s Edwardian Hotel.

Both buses will depart from the Manchester Edwardian Hotel at 4.30pm, giving people a full day to explore the markets and pick up their Christmas shopping.


Tickets for the service are available on the bus and will cost:

· Preston to Manchester: (adult return:£10) (child return: £8)

· Chorley or Adlington to Manchester: (adult return:£8) (child return: £6) 

· Horwich, Worsley or Salford to Manchester: (adult return: £6) (child return: £3)

Special fares apply, no concessions will be available. For the full route timetable, check the Stagecoach App or use the journey planner.