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from Preston to Edinburgh

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Wed
19 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£98British Airways
Thu
20 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£38National Express
£208British Airways
Fri
21 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
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Sat
22 Jan
£38Avanti West Coast
£38National Express
£84British Airways
Sun
23 Jan
£42First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
£87British Airways
Mon
24 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£123British Airways
Tue
25 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£102British Airways
Wed
26 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£147British Airways
Thu
27 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£37National Express
£90British Airways
Fri
28 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£37National Express
£106British Airways
Sat
29 Jan
£21Avanti West Coast
£38National Express
£87British Airways
Sun
30 Jan
£38Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£87British Airways
Mon
31 Jan
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£84British Airways
Tue
1 Feb
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£106British Airways
Wed
2 Feb
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£83British Airways
Thu
3 Feb
£16Avanti West Coast
£38National Express
£93British Airways
Fri
4 Feb
£47First Transpennine Express
£38National Express
£111British Airways
Sat
5 Feb
£23Avanti West Coast
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Sun
6 Feb
£42First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
£84British Airways
Mon
7 Feb
£16Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£80British Airways

Travel Information between Preston and Edinburgh

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£40 - £43
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £40 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 2 h 25 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 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £40. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Preston to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Preston to Edinburgh?

You can travel to Edinburgh from Preston 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Preston to Edinburgh is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £40 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A train journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Edinburgh by coach, which costs on average £43 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Preston to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel between Preston and Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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 services a day are there between Preston and Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 10 trains per 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 take a coach from Preston, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Preston to Edinburgh depart 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 take you to Edinburgh by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Preston to Edinburgh for £43.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Preston to Edinburgh for £40.

Can I travel directly to Edinburgh from Preston?

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 10 direct trains per day to Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

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 purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Preston to Edinburgh?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Preston to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Preston and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Preston to Edinburgh ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Preston to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £43 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £40 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Preston to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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