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There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus or car

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Fly to Manchester, train  •  2h 12m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$79 - $265

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$32 - $41

5 alternative options

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$75 - $205

Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$149 - $231

Line 724 bus, night train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford Junction station 724
  2. Take the night train from Watford Junction to Preston

$43 - $58

Night bus  •  7h

  1. Take the night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston 219 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to fly and train which costs £60 - £210 and takes 2h 12m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Preston, Lancashire. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Preston is 185 miles. The road distance is 219 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs £110 - £180.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs £110 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Preston, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 6h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford Junction station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1041+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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