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London to Preston by train

The journey from London to Preston by train is 190.88 mi and takes 3 hrs 2 mins. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:31 and the last at 21:39. It is possible to travel from London to Preston by train for as little as £32.92 or as much as £200.57. The best price for this journey is £32.92.

Lowest Price£32.92
Journey Duration3 hrs 2 mins
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price£32.92
Highest Price£200.57
First Departure05:31
Last Departure21:39
Distance190.88 mi
CarriersAvanti West Coast, TransPennine ExpressMore

London to Preston Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

Quick and easy travel from London to Preston with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from London to Preston. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from London to Preston cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Preston. On average, though, you'll pay about £91.59 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £32.92, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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When you're traveling from London to Preston, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £91.59. 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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.

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

The distance between London and Preston is approximately 190.88 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hrs 2 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between London and Preston is around 190.88 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 hrs 2 mins. However, the fastest routes between London and Preston take 2 hrs 9 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from London to Preston?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from London to Preston, which usually leaves at 05:31. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 21:39. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first journey of the night departs from London at 05:31. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 21:39. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between London and Preston. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations are used when traveling from London to Preston?

You will be able to leave London by using stations such as London waterloo east,Luton Airport (LTN),London bridge,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,LONDON,London St. Pancras International,London Stansted Airport,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London, Stratford,London, Marble Arch,London Heathrow Airport T3,Gatwick Airport,London Southend Airport,London paddington,London Euston,Southend airport,London, Victoria Coach Station,London City Airport, LCY. These connect you to stations including Preston (lancs),Preston Station in Preston. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in London or in Preston, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from London to Preston?

The exact number of journeys from London to Preston can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 23 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Preston. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Preston varies, but in general, you can expect to find 18 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. 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 train 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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £13.80 to £75.59 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 82% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Preston

The cheapest London - Preston train tickets can be found for as low as £31.49 if you’re lucky, or £43.26 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £51.65.

Find the best day to travel to Preston by train

When travelling to Preston by train, 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.

East Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the East Midlands region of England. It was formed in 2019, taking over the franchise previously operated by East Midlands Trains. The company operates services on routes including London St Pancras to Sheffield, Nottingham to Liverpool, and Norwich to Liverpool. East Midlands Railway also operates local services within the East Midlands, connecting towns and cities such as Derby, Leicester, and Lincoln.

London Overground is a suburban rail network in London, England. It was created in 2007 by the merger of the former Silverlink Metro service with other rail services. The network consists of 112 stations and serves 23 London boroughs. London Overground operates on these routes, which include Highbury & Islington to West Croydon/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace, Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford, Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside, Watford Junction to Euston, Liverpool Street to Enfield Town/Cheshunt, Liverpool Street to Chingford, and Romford to Upminster. Overground is operated by Arriva Rail London under a concession from Transport for London.

Thameslink is a railway service in the United Kingdom that runs through central London, connecting Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves over 200 stations, including major transport hubs such as St Pancras International, London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains run every few minutes during peak hours and offer a range of services, from fast express trains to stopping services that serve local communities. The service has undergone significant upgrades in recent years, including the introduction of new trains and the completion of major infrastructure projects such as the Thameslink Programme.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

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 Avanti West Coast, Thameslink and West Midlands Railway from London to Preston
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London to Preston CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from London to Preston by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Preston are 21.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Preston? By taking the train between London and Preston you will save 39.94kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.54kg compared to a bus and 27.65kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Preston?
A train ticket from London to Preston is £91.59. 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 £32.92.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Preston?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Preston is £32.92. 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 train?
London to Preston is 190.88 mi.
How long does the train between London and Preston take?
London to Preston is on average 3 hrs 2 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 9 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Preston?
The train journey from London to Preston is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, Thameslink, West Midlands Railway, London Overground, East Midlands Railway and Northern Rail.
How many train connections per day go from London to Preston?
London to Preston has 23 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Preston leave?
The earliest train from London to Preston departs at 05:31. 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 train from London to Preston depart?
The latest train from London to Preston departs at 21:39. 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 train ticket we have found is £32.92 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 18 direct connection(s) from London to go to Preston.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Preston by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Preston is 2 hrs 9 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Preston?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Preston.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Preston by train?
The train journey from London to Preston creates 21.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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