How to get from Preston to Edinburgh

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from Preston to Edinburgh

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

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To get from Preston to Edinburgh on 26 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:53Preston2h29 20:22Edinburgh Waverley
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02:25Preston, Carlisle Street6h15 08:40Edinburgh
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15:53Preston2h27 18:20Edinburgh Waverley
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19:53Preston2h35 22:28Edinburgh Waverley
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11:55Preston2h26 14:21Edinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Preston

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 2 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTranspennine Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 151 miles (244 km) to Edinburgh from Preston. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Transpennine Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Preston to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Preston to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.

There are 4 ways to get from Preston to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Preston to Edinburgh, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A ferry is about £44 less than a coach, which costs on average £44 for this journey.

A ferry journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £2 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £26 less than a train, which costs on average £26 for this journey.

The fastest way from Preston to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 22 min.

Other travel options between Preston and Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 9 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h 35 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Preston to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Preston to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Preston to Edinburgh:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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:

  • Transpennine Express can take you to Edinburgh by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Transpennine Express from Preston to Edinburgh for £44.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Preston to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £26.

Yes, there are direct routes from Preston to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Edinburgh with with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Edinburgh with.
  • You'll find direct train services to Edinburgh with Avanti West Coast with around 12 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Omio customers who travel from Preston to Edinburgh often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost £44 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £2 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £26 one way on average.

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

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