There are 5 ways to get from Galashiels to Preston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building) X95
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$54 - $109

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Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Market Street Fountain (Cornmill Square) to Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms) X95
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$30 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston

$86 - $193

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Galashiels to Preston 148.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$69 - $214

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galashiels to Preston. However, there are services departing from Galashiels, Market Street Fountain (Cornmill Square) and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galashiels to Preston. However, there are services departing from Galashiels and arriving at Preston via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Galashiels and Preston is 129 miles. The road distance is 148.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Preston without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Galashiels to Preston, including transfers.

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Galashiels to Preston bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Galashiels, Market Street Fountain (Cornmill Square) station.

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Galashiels to Preston train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Galashiels station.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Preston is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Galashiels to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Map of how to get from Galashiels to Preston.
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  • Distance: 128.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Galashiels, Scotland and Preston, England?

You can take a train from Galashiels to Preston via Edinburgh in around 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galashiels to Preston via Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms) and Carlisle in around 5 h 8 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building)
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Market Street Fountain (Cornmill Square) to Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms)
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Galashiels to Preston train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galashiels to Preston is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Galashiels to Preston.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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