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from Preston to Glasgow

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4 Dec
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5 Dec
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6 Dec
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7 Dec
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8 Dec
£28First Transpennine Express
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9 Dec
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10 Dec
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11 Dec
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12 Dec
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13 Dec
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15 Dec
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16 Dec
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17 Dec
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18 Dec
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19 Dec
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20 Dec
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21 Dec
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Travel Information from Preston to Glasgow

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £37
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 157 miles (253 km) by coach or train from Preston to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 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 route are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Preston to Glasgow.

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What are my Preston to Glasgow travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Glasgow from Preston including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Preston to Glasgow the cheapest way?

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 journey is usually £20 less than a journey to Glasgow by train, which costs on average £37 for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel between Preston and Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 2 h 21 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 45 min.

How far is Glasgow from Preston?

You should expect to travel around 157 miles (253 km) from Preston to Glasgow.

How many services a day are there between Preston and Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Glasgow is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Preston? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Preston at Preston and arrive in Glasgow at Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can get me from Preston to Glasgow?

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 to Glasgow from Preston by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £37 with First Transpennine Express from Preston to Glasgow.
Can I find a direct route from Preston to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available between Preston and Glasgow with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Preston to Glasgow.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Preston to Glasgow?
Looking to extend your trip from Preston to Glasgow? Many Omio customers who go from Preston to Glasgow usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh or Manchester from Glasgow, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Preston to Glasgow tickets online to score the best deals?

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 for this journey is on average £17 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £37 one way.

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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