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Find cheap train tickets from Preston to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Preston to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Preston to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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National Express£20




National Express£27



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Find the best prices for train tickets Preston to London

from £23.00 MORE 2h46m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Preston to London
from £9.90 MORE 6h51m
from £1.50 MORE 6h40m

Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

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 £23 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.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good way to obtain really cheap train tickets. They are available up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take advantage of these tickets you must book earlier: the earlier you buy, the cheaper the train costs are! Advance tickets Preston to London are every time sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return trip, just buy two Advance tickets. These tickets are only efficient for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you prefer more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. Off-Peak train tickets are flexible and efficient at “off peak” times of the day. Off-Peak train tickets are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be booked any time before travelling, even at the last minute. They are efficient at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : They are entirely flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They provide entire security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. Anytime train tickets are more expensive than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the UK to travel to London, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Best price found for train ticket from Preston to London

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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£30.00 11/12/2017 17:58 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£30.00 11/12/2017 18:17 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£30.00 11/12/2017 18:17 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£43.00 15/12/2017 18:17 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£43.00 15/12/2017 13:17 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£43.00 11/12/2017 17:17 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£43.00 11/12/2017 17:17 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£58.00 15/12/2017 18:01 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£82.00 15/12/2017 17:01 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£88.30 15/12/2017 17:17 Virgin Trains 1 day ago

Best price found for Preston to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Travel information for your train journey

Preston London train

Route Preston to London

Preston London train map

Train duration 2h53m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Preston, England
Distance 190 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £23.00
Train operators for Preston to London Virgin Trains
  • There are many rail operators across the UK & Europe but the journey from Preston in England to London in England are operated by Virgin Trains.
  • On average, it takes normally 2h53m by train because of the 190 miles to travel to London from Preston. The duration will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.
  • We found trains from £23.00 to travel in the next month. Prices may vary depending on the travel date and how long in advance you purchase your ticket.

How to find cheap train tickets Preston to London ?

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.

Discount Preston to London train tickets

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 break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Preston London ticket is £68.02 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £68.02: £88/£68.02 = 1.29. It will take you on average 2 trips from London to Preston (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

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 £68.02 £45.35 £22.67 1.3

(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

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And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Preston to London:

Bus from Preston to London

Proximity journey

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.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains Preston 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.

Preston - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The table above illustrates the cheapest prices found in the past 6 months depending on how many time in advance the train ticket is bought. Booking your train from Preston to London in advance will help you save money for your train.

We found tickets available from £27 when booking your train 1 month in advance, it is 53% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Book cheap train from Preston to London

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.

  • Westminster Abbey
  • London Eye
  • Tate Modern
  • Big Ben
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Buckingham Palace

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.

Tate Modern is also a touristic site that we will suggest you to visit if you got spare time during your stay.

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.