The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Glasgow to Preston will cost around £ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.
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2 h 14 m
2 h 41 m
Trains per day
Of the 36 train that leave Glasgow for Preston every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 253 km distance in an average of 2 h 41 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 14 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 40 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 47 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£20|
|Trains depart from:||Glasgow|
|Trains arrive in:||Preston|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains|
Trains from Glasgow to Preston leave throughout the day and the evening. The first train of the day leaves just before 4:30 am. Trains then run approximately every 30 minutes- 1 hour, until the last train of the day leaves at just after 8:00 pm. All services run direct. Trains between Glasgow and Preston have a journey time of around 2-3 hours. Services are provided by Virgin and First TransPennine Express. Train fares can vary depending on the provider.
When travelling to Preston, trains depart from Glasgow's Central station. It is situated on Gordon Street, which is close to the river Clyde. There are several national and local bus services that leave from bus stops on Hope Street and Union Street. There is also a shuttle service that takes passengers to the airport. There is a taxi rank outside the main entrance to the station, as well as two collection and drop off points for cars.
Preston is a town in Lancashire that is surrounded by a beautiful marina. It is great for shoppers, with two shopping centres and many bustling cafes and bars. Preston station is located on Fishergate. There are two bus stops outside the station with several services connecting the train station to the rest of the city centre, and the surrounding area of Preston. These buses run during the day and early evening, with services at weekends and on bank holidays. There is a taxi rank outside the station, as well as several nearby taxi firms. The station can be easily accessed on foot or by bicycle. There is secure bike storage available.