Preston to Glasgow train

Fri, 31 May
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Cheap train tickets from Preston to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:142h28
Preston station (PRE)
10:42Glasgow Central (GLC)
£211One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
11:18Glasgow Central (GLC)
£301One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:002h35
Preston station (PRE)
10:35Glasgow Central (GLC)
£501One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:582h33
Preston station (PRE)
11:31Glasgow Central (GLC)
£531One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
10:062h33
Preston station (PRE)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£531One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePreston to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 31 May
Transpennine Express
08:002h35
Preston station (PRE)
10:35Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:142h28
Preston station (PRE)
10:42Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
11:18Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:582h33
Preston station (PRE)
11:31Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:412h20
Preston station (PRE)
12:01Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
10:062h33
Preston station (PRE)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes

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Train times from Preston to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

253 km

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

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
09:412h20
Preston station (PRE)
12:01Glasgow Central (GLC)
£681One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
11:18Glasgow Central (GLC)
£301One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:142h28
Preston station (PRE)
10:42Glasgow Central (GLC)
£211One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:582h33
Preston station (PRE)
11:31Glasgow Central (GLC)
£531One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
10:062h33
Preston station (PRE)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£531One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Preston to Glasgow

distanceDistance157 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Preston to Glasgow cover the 157 miles long route taking on average 2 h 19 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and ScotRail trains Preston to Glasgow

Buy your official Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and ScotRail train tickets to Glasgow from Preston from £13 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Train information from Preston to Glasgow with TransPennine Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13

Trains from Preston to Glasgow

Virgin trains and TransPennine Express operate regular direct trains from Preston to Glasgow. Weekday schedules begin early in the morning, with roughly two trains an hour for most of the day. The final departure from Preston leaves just before 10:00 p.m. Journey times range from two hours and 15 minutes to two hours and 40 minutes. Sunday schedules offer a less frequent service with a first direct departure just before 11:00 a.m. Trains leave from Preston Station, just west of the town centre, and arrive at Glasgow Central, close to the Clyde in the heart of the city.

FAQs: Preston to Glasgow train

FAQs: Travel by train from Preston to Glasgow 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 Preston to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Preston to Glasgow can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Preston to Glasgow is £31; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Preston to Glasgow train time is 2 h 19 min   covering the 157 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Preston to Glasgow leaves at 05: 36. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Preston to Glasgow leaves at 21: 43.
Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day from Preston to Glasgow with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Preston to Glasgow train with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Glasgow from Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Preston to Glasgow with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Preston, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Preston is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 19 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Preston to Glasgow by train is May.
You have options as you can travel between Preston and Glasgow 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Preston and Glasgow

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