There are 9 ways to get from London to Preston by train, bus, night train, 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$120 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

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

$20 - $55

7 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston

$78 - $158

Night train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Preston

$30 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from London to Preston 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$106 - $311

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 21 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

$97 - $360

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 25 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 - $202

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$108 - $257

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Preston is to bus which costs £15 - £45 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Preston is to train which costs £90 - £150 and takes 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 train from London Euston to Preston takes 2 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Preston, Lancashire. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 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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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 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

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
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
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
Hourly
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 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators

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