Which operators can I use?
There are several train providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting London in England to Preston in England as well as the train operator for this journey.
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?
Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Preston by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
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 £29 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.
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.
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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.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. 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||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(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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