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The rail company Northern offers year-round connections by train to travel from Preston to London at low cost. The tickets are available from Northern from £89.
The 306 kilometers to link the city of Preston with London are operated by Virgin Trains! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £22 for a Virgin Trains train.
Train ticket types for your travel
Rail tickets may look a bit elaborate at first sight but it's easy to appreciate how it is working. To begin, there are three principal rail tickets types available in the United Kingdom for your train Preston to London: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Preston to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Preston to London train ticket is just few clicks away!
London St. Pancras
|£31.50||26/08/2017||17:17||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£38.00||24/08/2017||17:58||Virgin Trains||7 days ago|
London St. Pancras
|£39.50||26/08/2017||17:17||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£42.00||21/08/2017||18:17||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£42.00||21/08/2017||18:17||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£42.00||24/08/2017||18:17||Virgin Trains||7 days ago|
|£42.00||24/08/2017||17:17||Virgin Trains||7 days ago|
Best price found for Preston to London train ticket for the next 30 days.
Travel information for your train journey
Route Preston to London
|Arrival city||London, England|
|Departure city||Preston, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £22.00|
|Train operators for Preston to London||Northern, Virgin Trains|
It could be easy to find cheap train tickets Preston to London. By following these few tips, you should always find cheap train tickets for your route.
When should I book my ticket?
To travel at the lowest fares you better purchase your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 90 days before. Therefore you must remember to book abount three months in advance. Using this tip you will enjoy great savings of up to 80%.
When is the best time to travel?
You will most of the time see that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. In this way, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you should save money on your train ticket Preston to London.
Is it cheaper to book two single tickets or a return?
If you already know at what time you want to take the return journey, you should have a look at the price of two single tickets as they may work out cheaper than a return. The only rule is to use the exact train you purchased.
What is split ticketing?
Sometimes, getting a ticket from Preston to an intermediary station and then a second ticket from this city to London costs less than booking only one ticket for your entire journey. Splitting your ticket can help you save money.
National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Preston London train ticket.
In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can assess how many journeys you need to save money. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.
For your assessment, you need to include the railcard cost, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Preston London ticket is £74.17 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £74.17: £88/£74.17 = 1.19. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from London to Preston (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.
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 3 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 London train||£74.17||£49.44||£24.72||1.19|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Preston to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Preston to London:
Many trains run from Preston to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Transport operators from Preston to London
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Preston to London.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
To travel from Preston to London, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Preston train station. London city has several stations available for your arrival:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The graph above shows the cheapest prices found in the last 6 months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is booked. Buying your train from Preston to London in advance should enable you to spend less for your train.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £28 when booking your train 1 month in advance, it is 53% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
You have the availability to buy your Preston to London train ticket in three different ways:
Is it possible to book a train online?
You can purchase tickets online directly on the rail operators' websites like C2C, ScotRail, East Midlands Trains, Greater Anglia. You are also able to get train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites such as Trainline or My Train Ticket.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
Most train companies as well as several train ticket retailers will have contact numbers and you can make your purchase over the phone.
How can I book my ticket at the station?
If you would like to book your ticket at the station, you have the ability to do it either by yourself using the ticket vending machine or with an agent. Please note some suburban stations might not have all these services.
Gopili helps you get cheap train tickets from Preston to London by comparing journey times and prices across all train companies. You can also sort the offers by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your requirements. Looking at the best fare for the return journey? Compare the prices of train tickets London to Preston with our travel search engine and find the best offer.
Things to do in London
We have created for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in London.
If you're visiting London for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the things that you can visit during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the interesting points of interests in London.
Westminster Abbey is probably one of the most important attractions for visitors. You can also plan to see Big Ben as well as London Eye which are usually suggested by the travellers who have already visited the city.
Another noteworthy location that you can discover is Madame Tussauds if you wish to find out more about the city.
Abbey Road Studios is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to see if you have spare time during your trip.
Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, Buckingham Palace can be the final stage of your trip. While visitors may not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will enable you to get a complete picture of the city and its history.
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