There are 10 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$147 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$30 - $41

8 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston

$136 - $213

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston

$122 - $178

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston 228.8 miles

$45 - $75

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$134 - $344

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$122 - $386

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$107 - $235

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$136 - $289

Train, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$77 - $308

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Preston, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston via London Golders Green in around 7 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
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$39
Business
$36
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$41
Business
$39
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 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $90
Anytime Single
$90 - $130
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Preston is 288 km. The road distance is 366 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 7 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £110 - £180.

No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Preston via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via London Golders Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Preston, including transfers.

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