The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Preston

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Cheapest

£19

Average

£21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Preston will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

Cheapest
11:00Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 14:45Preston
0 changes
£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
23:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h15 03:15Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£241One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£18First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Fri
22 Oct
£28First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Sat
23 Oct
£30First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Sun
24 Oct
£40First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£16First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
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£22National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£16First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£18First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£13First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£13First Transpennine Express
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The fastest buses from Glasgow to Preston

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 45 m

Average

4 h

Buses per day

2

Distance

253 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Glasgow for Preston every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 253 km distance in an average of 4 h but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:00Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 14:45Preston
0 changes
£191One-way
2nd Fastest
23:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h15 03:15Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£241One-way

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Coach Information from Glasgow to Preston

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Glasgow to Preston cover the 157 miles (253 km) long route taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Coach companies

Glasgow to Preston with National Express

Travel from Glasgow to Preston from £17 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach between Glasgow and Preston, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 157 miles (253 km) between Glasgow and Preston and pay as low as £22 if you book in advance.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Glasgow and Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable between Glasgow and Preston, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Glasgow and Preston and when travelling by coach:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Glasgow to Preston
Take the bus to Preston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Preston.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches to Preston from Glasgow?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Glasgow and Preston to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Glasgow to Preston on average?
The Glasgow to Preston coach ticket price is on average £18  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Glasgow to Preston by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Preston from Glasgow via coach to be approximately 157 miles (253 km).
What is the average Glasgow to Preston coach duration?
On average the coach from Glasgow to Preston duration is 3 h 45 min  for the 157 miles (253 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Glasgow to Preston coach leave from? Which Preston coach station do I come into from Glasgow?

When taking a coach from Glasgow, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. When you arrive in Preston, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Glasgow Central   to Preston, Bus Station.

Where do I find the Glasgow coach station to Preston? Where is the Preston coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival coach station, Preston, Bus Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Preston.

What coach companies offer a service to Preston from Glasgow?
If you're looking for coaches from Glasgow to Preston, you can rely on National Express to get you to Preston. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Glasgow to Preston trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Glasgow to Preston direct coaches?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Glasgow to Preston, consider travelling with National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
When does the first coach depart from Glasgow to Preston? When does the last coach depart from Glasgow to Preston?
The first Glasgow to Preston coach departs at 10: 00   and the last coach from Glasgow to Preston leaves at 22: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Glasgow to Preston coach times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Glasgow and Preston for the best deals?
If you buy Glasgow to Preston coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £18. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Glasgow to Preston. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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