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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Preston

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Glasgow to Preston cover the 157 miles (253 km) long route taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £28, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Preston.

Trains from Glasgow to Preston: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Glasgow

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.

Getting into Preston by Train

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Preston

Travel by train 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 Glasgow to Preston.

How much do cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Preston cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Glasgow to Preston for the next 7 days starting from £21  one way.

How much does the train from Glasgow to Preston cost on average?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Preston train to cost on average £28  one way.

What is the distance to Preston from Glasgow via train?

You should expect to travel around 157 miles (253 km)  to Preston from Glasgow by train.

How many hours does it take from Glasgow to Preston by train?

While the time it takes to travel 157 miles (253 km) from Glasgow to Preston can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Glasgow to Preston is on average 2 h 20 min.

Which train station from Glasgow to Preston do I depart from? Which Preston train station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Preston.

Where is the Glasgow train station located? Where is the Preston train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Preston, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Preston from Glasgow?

For the best Glasgow to Preston train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Glasgow and Preston to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct trains to Preston from Glasgow?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day to Preston from Glasgow. If you’re looking for a direct train from Glasgow to Preston, consider travelling with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Non-stop train 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 train tickets.

How many train services per day are there to Preston from Glasgow?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Glasgow to Preston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Glasgow to Preston?

The first train from Glasgow to Preston leaves at 08: 17   and the last train for this leaves at 12: 27. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Preston timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I buy train tickets from Glasgow to Preston to score the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket between Glasgow and Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £28 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Glasgow to Preston are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your trip between Glasgow and Preston.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper