There are 8 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  •  2 h 15 min

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

$79 - $265

Cheapest option

Line 724 bus, night train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$37 - $57

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Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 15 min

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

$81 - $215

Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$151 - $235

Line 140 bus, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 140 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Harrow & Wealdstone Station 140
  2. Take the train from Harrow & Wealdstone to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Preston

$113 - $198

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 210 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$49 - $61

Night bus  •  7 h

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

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  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 line 724 bus and night train which costs £28 - £45 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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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 2 h 15 min.

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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 7 h.

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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 3 h 24 min and costs £110 - £180.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min 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, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs £110 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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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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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min 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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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
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
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $160
West Midlands
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Preston
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Harrow & Wealdstone Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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 Heathrow Central Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford Junction Railway Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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