London to Preston bus

Tue, 28 May
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Cheap coach tickets from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from London to Preston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
07:306h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
National Express
20:006h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
£251One-way
1 change
FlixBus
10:006h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
£311One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
10:306h00
London
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
£311One-way
0 changes
National Express
23:307h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
£411One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLondon to Preston

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 May
FlixBus
07:159h15
London
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
1 change
Megabus
07:306h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
FlixBus
10:006h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
FlixBus
10:306h00
London
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
National Express
20:006h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
1 change
National Express
23:307h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes

This is the last bus of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets London to Preston by train, coach or flight

Tue
28 May
Wed
29 May
Thu
30 May
Fri
31 May
Sat
01 Jun
Sun
02 Jun
Mon
03 Jun
Tue
04 Jun
Wed
05 Jun
Thu
06 Jun
Fri
07 Jun
Sat
08 Jun
Sun
09 Jun
Mon
10 Jun
Tue
11 Jun
Wed
12 Jun
Thu
13 Jun
Fri
14 Jun
Sat
15 Jun
Sun
16 Jun
Mon
17 Jun

Bus times from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

6 h

Average

7 h 2 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

306 km

Of the 6 buses that leave London for Preston every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
10:306h00
London
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
£311One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
National Express
20:006h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
£251One-way
1 change
2nd Fastest
Megabus
07:306h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Preston, Carlisle Street
£111One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
10:006h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:30Preston, Carlisle Street
£311One-way
0 changes
National Express
23:307h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:10Preston, Carlisle Street
£411One-way
0 changes

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

National Express
Eurolines France
RegioJet
Trenitalia

Overview: Coach from London to Preston

distanceDistance189 miles
durationAverage coach duration6 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from London to Preston cover the 189 miles long trip taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £27, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus London to Preston

You can travel by coach to Preston from London with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus for as low as £15. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 from London to Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

National Express from London to Preston coach information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26

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.

FAQs: London to Preston coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Preston with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Preston.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from London to Preston can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Preston is £27; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Preston coach travel time is 6 h   for the 189 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from London to Preston leaves at 06: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Preston leaves at 23: 30.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Preston without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. There are 2 direct coaches from London to Preston each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best London to Preston coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Preston from London to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including London, Victoria Coach Station, London, Golders Green Station and Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station. When arriving in Preston, you can end your trip in coach stations like Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Sir Tom Finney Way (PNE Deepdale Stadium) and Preston, Fishergate (Railway Station).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Preston, Bus Station, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from London to Preston by coach is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Preston from London including taking a train, coach or flight.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
More routes, destinations and providers