The cheapest trains from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£78

Average

£78

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 £ 78 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 78.

Cheapest
08:47London Euston3h22 12:09Bamber Bridge
1 changes
£781One-way

Timetable London to Preston

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16 Oct
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£89British Airways
Sun
17 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£89British Airways
Mon
18 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£144British Airways
Tue
19 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£89British Airways
Wed
20 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£200British Airways
Thu
21 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£65British Airways
Fri
22 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£98British Airways
Sat
23 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£53British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£78Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£89British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£55British Airways
Tue
26 Oct
£51Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£53British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£98British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£73British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£74British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£73British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£53British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£57British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£46Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£52British 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

The fastest trains from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 22 m

Average

3 h 22 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

306 km

It's difficult to get from London to Preston without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:47London Euston3h22 12:09Bamber Bridge
1 changes
£781One-way

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Train Information between London and Preston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from London to Preston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 8 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £64. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Preston.

Trains from London to Preston: Journey Details

There are trains from London to Preston every day of the week. The route is usually direct; however, there are indirect options available (involving one change). The main provider for this service is Virgin trains. The first departure of the day is at around 8:30 a.m, while the last train departs from London at approximately 4:40 p.m. During operating hours there is usually at least one service per hour. The travel time for this journey is about 2 hours. Peak fares tend to apply after 3 p.m.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Preston usually depart from Euston Station. The station is situated in the London Borough of Camden, which is centrally located within the city. The station is connected to Euston underground station on the Northern line and Victoria line. In addition, Euston Station is a short walk from King’s Cross Station. Just in front of Euston train station is a convenient bus station. There is also a long stay car park and taxi ranks located below the train station.

Getting into Preston by Train

Preston is a large city situated in Lancashire. The city boasts a fascinating history, and was once a major centre for industry. Preston is home to a variety of museums and historic attractions, such as the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, the National Football Museum, St Walburge Church and Preston Martyrs Monument. Trains from London to Preston terminate at Preston rail station. For onward travel to the city centre there are numerous bus services that stop outside the station, including route numbers 2, 3, 12, 13A and 75. Just outside the northern entrance are taxi ranks. The station is within a short walking distance of local attractions, such as Fishergate Shopping Centre.

Travel Tips

Trains from London 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 London to Preston.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Preston from London cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from London to Preston for the next 7 days starting from £64  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from London to Preston?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Preston train prices are on average £75  one way.
What is the distance from London to Preston by train?
You should expect to travel around 189 miles (305 km)  to Preston from London by train.
How long is the train journey to Preston from London?
The London to Preston train duration is on average 2 h 8 min, which is to be expected when travelling 189 miles (305 km) from London to Preston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the London to Preston train leave from? Which Preston train station do I come into from London?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Preston.

Where is the train station in London to go to Preston? Where is the train station in Preston located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Preston, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Preston.

Which train companies should I travel with from London to Preston?
For the trip from London to Preston you can take a train with Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Preston from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there from London to Preston a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Preston is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from London to Preston? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from London to Preston leaves at 07: 30   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 46. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Preston timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Preston from London for the best deals?
You can find a train between London and Preston to cost on average £75 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Preston train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Preston
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Preston.
Amenities at station
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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ParkingParking
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar