Trains from Glasgow to Preston

Glasgow to Preston train information

Glasgow Preston train map

Train duration 2h26m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 158 Miles
Lowest train price from £11.60
Average train price £12.00
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train connecting Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to Preston (North West England). The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 2h26m by train covering a distance of 158 miles to get to Preston from Glasgow. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Looking at our data, the best fare to travel by train in the next month is £11.60. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Glasgow to Preston train tickets

from £11.60 MORE 2h38m
Other modes of transport available
from £12.30 MORE 4h15m
from £15.80 MORE 3h45m

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Glasgow - Preston: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to Preston are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £10 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £20 for your train. Thus, you may save 50% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Glasgow to Preston trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Glasgow and Preston by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Preston to Glasgow and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£11.60 13/11/2021 09:10 9 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

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Discount Glasgow - Preston train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to pay less for your Glasgow Preston train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to assess the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Glasgow Preston ticket is £11.60 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £11.60: £88/£11.60 = 7.59. You will need to make on average 8 trips from Preston to Glasgow (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Glasgow to Preston train £11.60 £7.73 £3.87 7.61

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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