Cheap train tickets from Preston to London

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

£79

Average

£138

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 Preston to London will cost around £ 138 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 79.

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08:17Preston3h17 11:34London Euston
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£791One-way
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09:19Preston3h15 12:34London Euston
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£791One-way
09:19Preston2h39 11:58London Euston
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£811One-way
08:00Preston2h08 10:08London Euston
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£1911One-way
09:00Preston2h10 11:10London Euston
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£1911One-way

Train schedule Preston to London

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08:00Preston2h08 10:08London Euston
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08:17Preston3h17 11:34London Euston
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08:17Preston2h43 11:00London Euston
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09:00Preston2h10 11:10London Euston
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09:19Preston3h15 12:34London Euston
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09:19Preston2h39 11:58London Euston
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Tue
24 May
£79Avanti West Coast
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£88British Airways
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25 May
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Thu
26 May
£79Avanti West Coast
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£183British Airways
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27 May
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28 May
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Sun
29 May
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Fastest train times from Preston to London

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 8 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

306 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Preston for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 306 km distance in an average of 2 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 8 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 17 m 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.

Fastest
08:00Preston2h08 10:08London Euston
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£1911One-way
09:00Preston2h10 11:10London Euston
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£1911One-way
09:19Preston2h39 11:58London Euston
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£811One-way
08:17Preston2h43 11:00London Euston
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£2091One-way
09:19Preston3h15 12:34London Euston
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£791One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to London

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Chiltern Railways or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Preston to London cover the 189 miles (305 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 8 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Chiltern Railways or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £48, but the average price of train tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways trains Preston to London

You can travel by train from Preston to London with Chiltern Railways for as low as £48. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Preston and London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Find cheap tickets for Chiltern Railways trains from Preston to London on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Preston to London train timetable from Chiltern Railways, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 189 miles (305 km) route from Preston to London, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Preston to London in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Chiltern Railways trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Chiltern Railways train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to London from Preston and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to London from Preston with Chiltern Railways!

    Chiltern Railways has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Chiltern Railways tickets from Preston to London and when travelling by train:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Preston to London

    Trains from Preston to London cover a distance of 189 miles (305 km) and will take about 2h 43min to complete. There are an average of 25 trains which leave from Preston heading to London each day. The amount might vary depending on the day and time of the year. For example, more trains leave on weekdays than weekends, and on some of the major holidays, you will find fewer trains making the journey.

    Preston to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are about 25 direct trains per day from Preston to London, and about 15 trains that have at least one change, leaving daily. There are two direct trains per hour at peak times between Preston and London. The trains that include a changeover leave every two hours. The train times and services may differ on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    How long is the journey by train from Preston to London?

    Direct train journies between Preston and London take 2h 16min and will cover 189 miles (305 km). You might prefer to book a train that has a change over in the route. You will find the trains that include a stop take 2h 40min. The travel time might vary depending on the number of stops you make. Mainly you will find the change over for one-stop train rides happens in Crewe.

    Trains from Preston to London: Harris Museum in Preston. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Preston to London?

    Departure train station: All trains to London from Preston leave from Preston Station, which is on Fishergate. Getting to the station from the city centre, you can easily make the journey on foot if you are not carrying too much luggage. You might prefer to catch a bus which will take only 3 min. You might prefer to catch a taxi if you are travelling with larger amounts of luggage.

    Arrival train station: Trains running into London from Preston will arrive at London Euston exclusively. Euston is in Camden, which is north of London city centre. There are several ways to reach the city centre from the station, including catching the tube on the Victoria or Northern Lines. You might prefer to catch a bus if the tube system seems confusing. Buses are another option, operated by Eurostar and leave every 15min. Catching a taxi will be the most direct and quickest way to make the trip to the city centre, though it's usually the most expensive option.

    Which train companies travel from Preston to London?

    When looking for cheap train tickets from Preston to London, you will be travelling by trains on Avanti West Coast Trains. Avanti train services have taken over Virgin Trains and now operate all Virgin's previously covered routes. You can take a direct train or a train that includes at least one stop with Avanti trains. The number of stops will be the only factor determining your travel time variation.

    Night trains Preston

    You will be able to take a train on Avanti that travels through the night, from Preston to London. The nighttime trains generally do not have a connection along the route. The latest departing train leaves at 8:58 pm. Travelling with Avanti West Coast at night will be a comfortable trip, as you can order dinner to be brought straight to your seat if you fancy a light meal to pass the time.

    Avanti West Coast trains from Preston to London

    Services offered by Avanti West Coast trains which make travelling by train a convenient hassle-free mode of public transport include live train status tracking. This tool allows you to follow the train's route as it goes. It's also convenient to keep an eye out for any departure delays. If a train is more than 15min delayed, the tracking app will notify you. You can download it on your smartphone. Another service offered by the company available on the app is an updated list of the train timetable. Due to the company's electric trains, you will find your journey smooth and quick.

    Trains from Preston to London : Sustainability travel

    Avanti West Coast has green travel at the top of their priority list. Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling if you are not walking or riding your bike. Trains emit between 66% and 75% less carbon than cars and planes. Trains are also the leaders in reducing the amount of energy consumed. The amount of space needed to operate the service and the level of contribution to noise pollution than any other means of transport.

    Train Preston to London: Services on Board

    When travelling to London from Preston on Avanti West Coast, you will have the option to upgrade your seats from the standard seating category to the near tier up called the standard premium. The highest class of tickets available on these trains is a first-class ticket. This ticket includes complimentary food and drinks which access to the first-class lounge. Onboard you are allowed three bags. One is carry-on, and the others must go in the luggage storage cabin. You will be allowed to travel with cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry friends on Avanti West Coast trains. Remember that travelling with your dog during busy periods such as early mornings can be stressful for your pet. You are allowed to bring your bike onto the train. You will need to make a reservation when you book your train ticket in advance to ensure there is available space. Travellers with a disability will be well looked after when travelling on Avanti West Coast Trains. The trains and bathrooms onboard are designed for wheelchair access. Staff members will assist with on and off platforms for you to access the trains. You might also need to request a travel assistant for the duration of your trip, which you can easily do before you travel.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Preston to London?

    If you're planning on taking a train from Preston to London and you're travelling on a budget, the easiest way to ensure you get the cheapest tickets is to book as far in advance as possible. Ticket prices increase the closer you get to the departure dates. Searching for tickets with flexible dates is another way to pick up cheap tickets. Companies offer different deals on different days, and being flexible gives you a chance to take advantage of the cheaper offers. Typically, trains with changeovers en route are less expensive than direct trains, so choose carefully. Check out the Omio Magazine to pick up extra tips on travelling efficiently.

    Trains from Preston to London: friends in London. Source: Shutterstock

    To London by train—travel tips

    The real question when considering a trip to London is why wouldn't you go? Visiting the diverse city of London means overloading your senses with architecture, food, culture, fashion, history, football, nightlife, bars and world-class living. One of the favourite activities for newcomers to London is to tour the Tower of London. An architectural odyssey, the tower is also home to the world's largest diamond and will transport you into a time of medieval grandeur. London is famous for its fish and chips wrapped in newspapers. Stroll the streets, try this traditional delight, or book a table at the famous Poppies Fish & Chips. Here you can also indulge in other treats such as Yorkshire pudding and a variety of homemade pies. Take a stroll along with the South Bank and catch a ride on the London eye to get a birds-eye view of the entire city. A truly magical sight, especially at night when the cities energy bustles with activity and twinkling lights.

    • Shakespeare’s Globe theatre
    • St Paul's Cathedral
    • Borough Market
    • The Vault Cocktail Bar
    • Le Gavroche

    Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to London

    Travel by train to London 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 London.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap trains to London from Preston?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Preston and London for the next 7 days starting from £48  one way.

    What is the cost of a train ticket from Preston to London on average?

    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Preston to London train price to come in at an average of £75  one way.

    How many miles is it from Preston to London by train?

    You should expect to travel around 189 miles (305 km)  between Preston and London by train.

    How long is the train from Preston to London?

    On average the train from Preston to London duration is 2 h 8 min  for the 189 miles (305 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Preston   and arrive in London Victoria.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Preston, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Preston. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city centre.

    What train providers offer a service between Preston and London?

    Take the Preston to London train with London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Chiltern Railways or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to London from Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Can I book a direct train from Preston to London?

    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day between Preston and London, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Avanti West Coast  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    How many trains per day are there from Preston to London?

    The average number of trains departing Preston for London is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from Preston to London? What time is the last train from Preston to London?

    The first train from Preston to London leaves at 04: 33   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 33. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to London schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Preston to London to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to London from Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £75 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Preston to London a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Preston
    London
    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 to London from Preston.