Cheap bus tickets from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£19

Average

£27

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 £ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

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08:00London6h10 14:10Preston, Carlisle Street
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£191One-way
19:30London6h55 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
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£351One-way

Bus Timetable London to Preston

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08:00London6h10 14:10Preston, Carlisle Street
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20 May
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21 May
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Sun
22 May
£48Avanti West Coast
£15Flixbus
£85British Airways
Mon
23 May
£67Avanti West Coast
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£142British Airways
Tue
24 May
£48Avanti West Coast
£16Flixbus
£106British Airways
Wed
25 May
£49Avanti West Coast
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£68British Airways
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26 May
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Fri
27 May
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28 May
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29 May
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Mon
30 May
£48Avanti West Coast
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£147British Airways
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31 May
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1 Jun
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2 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
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3 Jun
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4 Jun
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£46British Airways
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Bus times from London to Preston

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Fastest Journey

6 h 10 m

Average

6 h 32 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

306 km

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 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 10 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.

2nd Fastest
08:00London6h10 14:10Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£191One-way
19:30London6h55 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
1 changes
£351One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Preston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from London to Preston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £17, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Preston.

Coach companies: National Express London to Preston

Travel between London and Preston from £15 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Preston coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets between London and Preston don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.

    Coaches from London to 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.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Preston?

    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.

    How long is the coach from London to Preston?

    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.

    How many coaches are there from London to Preston?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from London to Preston?

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Preston from London

    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 London to Preston.
    FAQs

    How much does a cheap coach to Preston from London cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Preston from London to cost as little as £15  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of coach tickets to Preston from London?

    The London to Preston coach ticket price is on average £17  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

    What is the distance between London and Preston via coach?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Preston from London via coach to be approximately 189 miles (305 km).

    How long does it take from London to Preston by coach?

    On average the London to Preston coach time is 6 h 10 min  covering the 189 miles (305 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    What station does the London to Preston coach leave from? Which Preston coach station do I come into from London?

    Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Preston   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the coach station in London? Where is the coach station in Preston?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Preston, is located 0.6 miles (979 m) away from the city centre of Preston.

    What coach companies go from London to Preston?

    For the route from London to Preston you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from London to Preston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Are there any direct coaches to Preston from London?

    Yes, there are direct coaches from London to Preston, and you can find a direct coach for this journey with Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    When is the earliest coach from London to Preston? When is the last coach from London to Preston?

    You can take the first coach from London to Preston at 07: 00   or take the last coach from London to Preston leaving at 19: 30. Look for the latest London Preston coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.

    How early should I book London to Preston coach tickets to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase coach tickets between London and Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £17 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Preston a few months in advance.