The cheapest buses from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 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 London to Preston will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

Cheapest
08:00London6h35 14:35Preston
0 changes
£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:30London6h55 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
1 changes
£231One-way

Timetable London to Preston

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08:00London6h35 14:35Preston
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19:30London6h55 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
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Tue
19 Oct
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£25National Express
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Wed
20 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£66British Airways
Thu
21 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£139British Airways
Fri
22 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£144British Airways
Sat
23 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£76British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£90British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£63British Airways
Tue
26 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£120British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£115British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£89British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£55British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£59British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£53British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£76British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£51Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£71British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£46Avanti West Coast
£10National Express
£52British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£51Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£57British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£51Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£55British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£76British Airways
Sun
7 Nov
£78Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£55British Airways
Mon
8 Nov
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£16National Express
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The fastest buses from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

6 h 45 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 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.

Fastest
08:00London6h35 14:35Preston
0 changes
£191One-way
2nd Fastest
19:30London6h55 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
1 changes
£231One-way

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Coach Information to Preston from London

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€21)
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 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.

Coach companies

National Express coaches from London to Preston

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

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.

  • Average Price: £25

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between London and Preston:

  • 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.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach between London and Preston?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from London to Preston to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from London to Preston cost on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Preston coach price to come in at an average of £18  one way.
How far is it from London to Preston by coach?
The distance to Preston from London by coach is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
What is the average London to Preston coach duration?
On average the London to Preston coach time is 6 h 35 min  covering the 189 miles (305 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in London and arrival coach station in Preston?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Preston, Bus Station.

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

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.

What coach companies offer a service between London and Preston?
Take the London to Preston coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Preston from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any London to Preston direct coaches?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Preston, consider travelling with 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.
What are the first and last departure coach times from London to Preston?
The first London to Preston coach departs at 07: 00   and the last coach from London to Preston leaves at 19: 30. Check out the most up-to-date London to Preston coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book coach tickets from London to Preston to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Preston is on average £18 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from London to Preston available a few months in advance.

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