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from Preston to Edinburgh

You can get from Preston to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Preston to Edinburgh on 28 Sep we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:58Salwick3h46 19:44Edinburgh Waverley
2 changes
£471One-way
Cheapest
02:25Preston, Carlisle Street6h15 08:40Edinburgh
1 changes
£321One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
28 Sep
£41Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Thu
30 Sep
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
1 Oct
£39Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sat
2 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£26National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
Tue
5 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Thu
7 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
8 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sat
9 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sun
10 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Mon
11 Oct
£30Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Tue
12 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Wed
13 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Thu
14 Oct
£14Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
15 Oct
£39Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sun
17 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£28National Express

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Preston

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£38 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £38 • 2 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £38 • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 151 miles (244 km) by coach or train between Preston and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £38. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Preston to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I go from Preston to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to get from Preston to Edinburgh: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Preston to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way from Preston to Edinburgh is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £38 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A train is about £7 less than a coach, which costs on average £44 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Preston?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Preston is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 24 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 15 min   on average.

How many miles from Preston to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance from Preston to Edinburgh is approximately 151 miles (244 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Preston to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Edinburgh is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Preston and Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Preston and in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Preston to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Preston to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can take me from Preston to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Preston to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Preston to Edinburgh for £44 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Preston to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £38.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Preston and Edinburgh ends?
Your journey from Preston to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Preston to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Preston and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Preston to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £44 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £38 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Preston and Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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