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 Preston to London will cost around £ 104 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 104.
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Trains per day
Of the 9 train that leave Preston for London every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 306 km distance in an average of 2h 51m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 16m .
The slowest train will take 3h 27m 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:||£68|
|Trains depart from:||Preston|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains|
Trains from Preston to London cover the 230 mile distance in a little over two hours. Every day of the week, you'll find departures from Preston Station to London Euston, with two services per hour during the day.
Trains from Preston to London are solely operated by Virgin Trains.
Direct services between Preston and London take 2 hours 16 minutes. However, there are also indirect services every hour which take 2 hours 40 minutes and feature a change in Crewe.
There are two trains per hour at peak times between Preston and London. The first direct train of the day departs from Preston at 5:33 am, and the final direct train leaves at 8:58 pm. However, indirect services depart as late as 4:02 am.
When you travel on trains from Preston to London you can expect to find facilities like on-board wi-fi, quiet carriages, space to store bikes, toilets and buffet cars. There's also BEAM, a smartphone-based entertainment service, along with priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers.
Departure Station: All trains to London from Preston leave from Preston Station, which is located on Fishergate. Getting to the station is really easy if you are in the city centre. Simply follow Fishergate and walk for 200 metres or so until a left turn leads you into the station concourse. Buses also run to outside the station from suburbs like Ashton-on-Ribble or Chorley.
Arrival Station: Trains running into London from Preston all terminate at London Euston. Euston is located in Camden, just north of the city centre. From there, you can catch the Victoria or Northern Lines on London's tube, or take buses like the 30 or 73 towards the West End. King's Cross is also just a few hundred metres away if you need to transfer to Eurostar services to the continent.