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There are 4 ways to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet by train, bus, night bus or car

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, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 79 bus, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Carlisle
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Annan, Stance 2 79 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Loreburne Centre to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

2 alternative options

Train, bus via Carlisle  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet 153.2 miles

Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet by train and bus

The journey time between Preston and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 5h 50m and covers a distance of around 161 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 49m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, Avanti West Coast, Stagecoach West Scotland and others, the Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet service departs from Preston and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 32 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 1m
Layover time:
2h 49m
Total time:
5h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 10m
Journey distance:
161 miles
Services per week:
32
Cheapest price:
£43
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
20:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet is to night bus and line 79 bus and bus which costs £19 - £30 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms via Carlisle, Bus Station, Annan, Stance 2 and Dumfries, Loreburne Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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It is 98 miles from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet. It is approximately 153.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 29m and costs £40 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Preston, England and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, you can take the train to Lockerbie, take the walk to Lockerbie, Bridge Street, take the bus to Dumfries, Whitesands, then take the bus to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Preston to Gatehouse of Fleet via Carlisle, Dumfries, and Dumfries, Railway Station in around 4h 50m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Loreburne Centre to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
Night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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