Trains from Preston to Glasgow

Preston to Glasgow train information

Preston Glasgow train map

Train duration 2h26m
Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
Departure Preston, England
Distance 158 Miles

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train connecting Preston (North West England) to Glasgow (South Western Scotland). The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

There are 158 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Preston to Glasgow is approximately 2h26m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Glasgow from Preston, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Preston to Glasgow train tickets

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

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Preston - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Preston to Glasgow tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 15 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £11 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £28 for your trip. Thus, you will save 62% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 15 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Preston to Glasgow trains

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

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Discount Preston - Glasgow train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Preston Glasgow train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the 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.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Preston to Glasgow? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Preston Glasgow ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Preston to Glasgow (one way trip).

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £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
Preston to Glasgow 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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