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There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Preston by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

£77 - £272

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Bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11

£16 - £28

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Night train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Preston

£42 - £48

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Preston 218.5 miles

£30 - £50

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  3h 35m

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

£65 - £229

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

£100 - £516

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Preston is to bus which costs £16 - £28 and takes 8h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Preston is to train which costs £75 - £280 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Preston station. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Preston City Centre, Bus Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Preston. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Preston via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Preston is 189 miles. The road distance is 218.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Preston without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £75 - £280.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from London Paddington Station to Preston, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Preston bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station.

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London Paddington Station to Preston train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Preston is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £75 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £28 and takes 8h 9m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Preston.
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  • Distance: 188.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Preston, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Preston hourly. Tickets cost £75 - £270 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost £15 - £26 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Bus operators
Megabus UK

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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 Paddington Station to Preston bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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London Paddington Station to Preston train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Preston is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from London Paddington Station to Preston.

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

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There are 573+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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