There are 8 ways to get from London to Preston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$120 - $190

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$20 - $55

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Train via Leamington Spa  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston

$119 - $187

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from London to Preston 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  3 h 46 min

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

$107 - $312

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$98 - $360

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 45 min

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

$80 - $203

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$108 - $252

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Preston, Lancashire. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between London and Preston is 191 miles. The road distance is 220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Preston without a car is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs .

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The train from London Euston to Preston takes 2 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Preston train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Preston is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 55 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 to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Map of how to get from London to Preston.
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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Preston hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Preston twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28)
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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London to Preston train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Preston is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from London to Preston.

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

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There are 1074+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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