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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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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 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 $130 - $210 and the journey takes 2 hours 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston via Birmingham in around 6 hours 10 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Avg. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Preston
Avg. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$208
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station NatExpress
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Preston, Lancashire
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London to Preston, Lancashire
Avg. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com

How far is it from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston?

The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Preston is 297 km. The road distance is 350 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston?

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to night train which costs £35 and takes 5 hours 31 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston?

The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston is to fly and train which takes 2 hours 47 minutes and costs £100.

Is there a direct bus between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Preston?

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

How long does it take to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston?

It takes approximately 2 hours 47 minutes to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Preston, including transfers.