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Bus Information from London to Preston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$27 (€22)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from London to Preston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $24 (€19), but the average price of bus tickets is $27 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

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Travel with National Express from London to Preston

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from London to Preston from $24 (€19) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride between London and Preston with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the London to Preston journey, so you can select the best times for your upcoming journey. You can take a bus with National Express for the 189 miles (305 km) journey between London and Preston with prices starting as low as $49 (€40). Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus between London and Preston on Omio today!

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from London to Preston are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Preston

Taking buses from London to Preston is a relaxed way of making this journey, especially when keeping to a budget is important. Routes operate to the same schedule seven days a week with four direct departures and four connecting routes every day. Direct buses take from just over six hours to eight hours while connecting services need between six and a half and seven and a half hours. Departures are from London Victoria bus Station and journeys terminate at Preston Tithebarn Street bus Station.

Which bus companies travel from London to Preston?

All bus routes to Preston from London are operated by the part-British, part-multinational owned National Express. From its headquarters in Birmingham, this large company provides bus routes across the UK and Europe. National Express uses a modern fleet of buses with comfortable seating and standard onboard services of baggage storage, WiFi, toilets and air conditioning or heating. Some buses also have individual power sockets.

How long is the bus from London to Preston?

Direct buses from London to Preston take from six hours 15 minutes to approximately eight hours to complete the journey while connecting routes take between six and a half and seven and a half hours. Where a connection is required, it is made at either Birmingham or Manchester.

How many buses are there from London to Preston?

There are four daily direct buses to Preston from London and a further four connecting routes with the same schedule operating throughout the week. Departures start in the early morning and continue until late at night.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Preston?

Departure bus station: Buses from London to Preston leave from London Victoria bus Station. This is within an easy walk of London Victoria Train Station and together they form part of a transport network of local, regional and intercity trains as well as local and long-distance buses. bus station facilities include car parking, cab ranks, ATMs, tourist information, WiFi and a selection of shops and cafes.

Arrival bus station: Buses to Preston from London complete their journey at Preston Tithebarn Street bus Station. Located to the east of the city center, Preston's bus station was the largest in Europe when it opened in 1969. It is a listed example of Brutalist Architecture and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. Its facilities include parking, cafes, WiFi and waiting areas.

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Buses from London to Preston
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FAQs
How much do cheap buses to Preston from London cost?
Bus tickets from London to Preston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $24 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Preston from London on average?
The bus price between London and Preston is on average $27 (€22)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is London to Preston by bus?
The London to Preston bus distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
How long is the bus between London and Preston?
The bus time from London to Preston is on average 6 h 35 min  for the 189 miles (305 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Preston by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in London and arrival bus station in Preston?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Preston, Bus Station.

Where is the departure bus station in London located? Where is the arrival bus station in Preston located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival bus station, Preston, Bus Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Preston.

Which bus companies can take me from London to Preston?
When taking a bus from London to Preston, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Preston. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from London to Preston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Is there a direct bus from London to Preston?
Yes, you can find a direct bus between London and Preston with Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
What are the first and last departure bus times from London to Preston?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from London at 7: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 7: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Preston and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase the London to Preston bus for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this route and save money. If you buy bus tickets from London to Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $27 (€22) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from London to Preston a few months in advance.

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