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Leicester to Preston by bus

The journey from Leicester to Preston by bus is 101.98 mi and takes 8 hrs 16 mins. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:55 and the last at 23:45. It is possible to travel from Leicester to Preston by bus for as little as £25.52 or as much as £45.92. The best price for this journey is £25.52.

Lowest Price£25.52
Journey Duration8 hrs 16 mins
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price£25.52
Highest Price£45.92
First Departure06:55
Last Departure23:45
Distance101.98 mi
DepartureLeicester
ArrivalPreston
CarriersNational Express, FlixBus

Leicester to Preston Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Your journey from Leicester to Preston with Virail

Do you know the best way to get from Leicester to Preston? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How much does it cost to get from Leicester to Preston by bus?

The prices for bus tickets from Leicester to Preston vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Leicester to Preston will cost £25.52. The average bus ticket price is approximately £33.44. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £33.44 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Leicester to Preston.

How long is the journey from Leicester to Preston by bus?

The average journey time is 8 hrs 16 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 101.98 mi from Leicester to Preston. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Leicester to Preston to take longer than 8 hrs 16 mins. In order to get from Leicester to Preston faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Leicester and Preston will complete the journey in 6 hrs 30 mins.On average, it will take you about 8 hrs 16 mins to travel the 101.98 mi between Leicester and Preston.

When do departures from Leicester to Preston leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Leicester at 06:55, and the last departure will leave at 23:45. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Leicester to Preston can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Leicester to Preston, which usually leaves at 06:55. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 23:45. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Leicester to Preston?

If you want to get from Leicester to Preston, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 4 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Leicester and Preston. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 4 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Leicester to Preston. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Preston
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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Leicester to Preston.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

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If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Preston by bus

When travelling to Preston by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board National Express and FlixBus from Leicester to Preston
Compare services on board when travelling from Leicester to Preston by bus.
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bicycle Bicycle check cross
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Leicester to Preston CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
11.49kg
Bus
12.31kg
Flight
32.82kg
Car
26.26kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Leicester to Preston?
A bus ticket from Leicester to Preston is £33.44. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £25.52.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Leicester to Preston?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Leicester to Preston is £25.52. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Leicester and Preston by bus?
Leicester to Preston is 101.98 mi.
How long does the bus between Leicester and Preston take?
Leicester to Preston is on average 8 hrs 16 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 30 mins.
Which companies operate from Leicester to Preston?
The bus journey from Leicester to Preston is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: National Express and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Leicester to Preston?
Leicester to Preston has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Leicester to Preston leave?
The earliest bus from Leicester to Preston departs at 06:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Leicester to Preston depart?
The latest bus from Leicester to Preston departs at 23:45. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Leicester to Preston in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £25.52 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Leicester to Preston by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Leicester and Preston is 6 hrs 30 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Leicester to Preston?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Leicester and Preston.
What are the CO2 emissions for Leicester to Preston by bus?
The bus journey from Leicester to Preston creates 12.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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