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London to Preston by bus

The journey from London to Preston by bus is 190.88 mi and takes 7 hrs 17 mins. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:40 and the last at 23:59. It is possible to travel from London to Preston by bus for as little as £7.90 or as much as £80.33. The best price for this journey is £7.90.

Lowest Price£7.90
Journey Duration7 hrs 17 mins
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price£7.90
Highest Price£80.33
First Departure00:40
Last Departure23:59
Distance190.88 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalPreston
CarriersFlixBus France S.A.R.L., MegabusMore

London to Preston Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from London to Preston?

When you're traveling from London to Preston, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £29.91. You might be able to find prices as low as £7.90, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, a bus ticket from London to Preston will cost you £29.91. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from London to Preston by bus?

Traveling from London to Preston by bus will usually take 7 hrs 17 mins. This journey covers a distance of 190.88 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 7 hrs 17 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between London and Preston runs for about 190.88 mi and usually takes approximately 7 hrs 17 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 6 hrs 0 mins. If you are trying to get from London to Preston as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many daily journeys are there from London to Preston?

The route from London to Preston is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from London 16 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from London to Preston, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 9 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 7 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London 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 London to Preston
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Preston.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Preston, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 London to Preston.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £0.57 to £23.91 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from London to Preston

The cheapest London - Preston bus tickets can be found for as low as £14.78 if you’re lucky, or £17.25 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £23.42.

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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

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.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board Megabus, Avanti West Coast and National Express from London to Preston
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London to Preston CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
21.5kg
Bus
23.04kg
Flight
61.44kg
Car
49.15kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from London to Preston?
A bus ticket from London to Preston is £29.91. 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 £7.90.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from London to Preston?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Preston is £7.90. 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 London and Preston by bus?
London to Preston is 190.88 mi.
How long does the bus between London and Preston take?
London to Preston is on average 7 hrs 17 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 0 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Preston?
The bus journey from London to Preston is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus France S.A.R.L., Megabus, Avanti West Coast, FLIXBUS UK LTD, National Express, West Midlands Railway, FlixBus and Northern Rail.
How many bus connections per day go from London to Preston?
London to Preston has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from London to Preston leave?
The earliest bus from London to Preston departs at 00:40. 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 London to Preston depart?
The latest bus from London to Preston departs at 23:59. 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 London 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 £7.90 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.
How many direct connections depart from London to Preston?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from London to go to Preston.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Preston by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between London and Preston is 6 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct bus from London to Preston?
Yes, there is a direct bus between London and Preston.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Preston by bus?
The bus journey from London to Preston creates 23.04kg of CO2 emissions.

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