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Overview: Train from Preston to Glasgow

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€32)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Preston to Glasgow cover the 157 miles (253 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £14, but the average price of train tickets is £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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.

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FAQs

How much do cheap trains from Preston to Glasgow cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Preston and Glasgow for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.

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

If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Preston to Glasgow train prices are on average £28  one way.

What is the distance by train from Preston to Glasgow?

The train distance from Preston to Glasgow is around 157 miles (253 km).

What is the average Preston to Glasgow train duration?

On average the train from Preston to Glasgow duration is 2 h 20 min  for the 157 miles (253 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Preston to Glasgow, which train station in Preston do I depart from and which train station in Glasgow do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Preston   and arriving in Glasgow Central.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Preston and travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel approximately 0.5 miles (757 m) from the train station to the city centre in Glasgow.

Which train providers should I travel with from Preston to Glasgow?

For the trip from Preston to Glasgow you can take a train with Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Preston and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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

The first train from Preston to Glasgow leaves at 08: 03   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to Glasgow timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

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

You can find a train between Preston and Glasgow to cost on average £28 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Preston to Glasgow train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston
Glasgow
The major railway station for departures from Preston is Preston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Preston for your trip from Preston to Glasgow.