How to get from Preston to Glasgow

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from Preston to Glasgow

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

Our recommendation

To get from Preston to Glasgow on 22 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:10Preston, Carlisle Street3h55 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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Travel Information between Preston and Glasgow

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 157 miles (253 km) to Glasgow from Preston. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Preston to Glasgow.

Travel Tips: Travel from Preston to Glasgow

Travel to Glasgow 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 Glasgow.

You can travel between Preston and Glasgow 2 different ways: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Preston to Glasgow is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A coach is £23 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Preston to Glasgow costing on average £40.

The fastest way from Preston to Glasgow is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Glasgow from Preston can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Glasgow by coach can take on average 3 h 55 min.

Glasgow is approximately 157 miles (253 km) away from Preston.

The average frequency per day from Preston to Glasgow is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Preston to Glasgow as scheduled services by coach 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 Glasgow:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Preston and tend to arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Preston and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Preston to Glasgow:

  • You can take a coach from Preston to Glasgow with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Megabus from Preston to Glasgow.
  • You can travel by train between Preston and Glasgow with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express Preston to Glasgow tickets for £40 on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Preston to Glasgow often also extend their holiday to go to London, Edinburgh or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Glasgow and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £17 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £40 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Preston to Glasgow 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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