Trains from London to Preston

London to Preston train information

London Preston train map

Train duration 2h47m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure London, England
Distance 190 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £16.50
Average train price £62.00

Which operators can I use?

There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from London in England to Preston in England are provided by Virgin Trains.

How much times does it take?

There are 190 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from London to Preston is approximately 2h47m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Preston from London, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

How much does it costs?

Based on our data, the lowest price to travel in the next 180 days is £16.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for London to Preston train tickets

from £16.50 MORE 2h35m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 7h01m
from £10.60 MORE 6h18m

London - Preston prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Preston by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£12

National Express£14

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Megabus£12

National Express£20

Raileurope£62

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Megabus£12

National Express£10

Raileurope£43

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Megabus£11

National Express£10

Raileurope£75

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

Train times London to Preston

When are the next trains to Preston?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
London Euston
07:30
Preston
09:38
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
07:43
Preston
10:51
3h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:30
Preston
10:38
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:43
Preston
11:51
3h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:54
Preston
11:25
2h31m Virgin Trains
London Euston
09:30
Preston
11:38
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:30
Preston
14:38
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:43
Preston
15:51
3h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:30
Preston
15:38
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:43
Preston
16:51
3h08m Virgin Trains
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London - Preston: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£31

60

30

£36

15

£35

7

£60

3

£62

1

£72

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from London to Preston in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £31 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 58% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Preston trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Euston
Preston
£26.50 08/12/2019 08:10 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£29.00 08/12/2019 19:40 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£30.50 08/12/2019 08:47 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£35.00 08/12/2019 19:37 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£35.50 10/12/2019 13:43 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£43.00 09/12/2019 08:54 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£43.00 10/12/2019 12:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£43.00 10/12/2019 13:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£43.00 10/12/2019 08:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Preston
£43.00 10/12/2019 08:54 Virgin Trains 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

London Preston train

Discount London - Preston train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your London Preston train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from London to Preston? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a London Preston ticket (i.e.: £61.52)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£61.52 = 1.43. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from London to Preston (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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
London to Preston train £61.52 £41.01 £20.51 1.43

(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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