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 London to Preston will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.
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6 h 35 m
6 h 45 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave London for Preston every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 306 km distance in an average of 6 h 45 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 55 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.
|Distance||189 miles (305 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£18 (€21)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from London to Preston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of coach tickets is £18. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
For as little as £17 you can travel by coach from London to Preston with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. 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 London and Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between London and Preston:
Taking coaches from London to Preston is a relaxed way of making this journey, especially when keeping to a budget is important. Routes operate to the same timetable seven days a week with four direct departures and four connecting routes every day. Direct coaches take from just over six hours to eight hours while connecting services need between six and a half and seven and a half hours. Departures are from London Victoria Coach Station and journeys terminate at Preston Tithebarn Street Coach Station.
All coach routes to Preston from London are operated by the part-British, part-multinational owned National Express. From its headquarters in Birmingham, this large company provides coach routes across the UK and Europe. National Express uses a modern fleet of coaches with comfortable seating and standard onboard services of luggage storage, WiFi, toilets and air conditioning or heating. Some coaches also have individual power sockets.
Direct coaches from London to Preston take from six hours 15 minutes to approximately eight hours to complete the journey while connecting routes take between six and a half and seven and a half hours. Where a connection is required, it is made at either Birmingham or Manchester.
There are four daily direct coaches to Preston from London and a further four connecting routes with the same timetable operating throughout the week. Departures start in the early morning and continue until late at night.
Departure bus station: Coaches from London to Preston leave from London Victoria Coach Station. This is within an easy walk of London Victoria Train Station and together they form part of a transport network of local, regional and intercity trains as well as local and long-distance buses. Coach station facilities include car parking, taxi ranks, ATMs, tourist information, WiFi and a selection of shops and cafes.
Arrival bus station: Coaches to Preston from London complete their journey at Preston Tithebarn Street Coach Station. Located to the east of the city centre, Preston's bus station was the largest in Europe when it opened in 1969. It is a listed example of Brutalist Architecture and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. Its facilities include parking, cafes, WiFi and waiting areas.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria to Preston, Bus Station.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Preston most often arrive at Preston, Bus Station and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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