London to Preston bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Preston

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Cheapest

21

Average

28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:00AMLondon6h10 02:10PMPreston, Carlisle Street
0 transfers
211One-way
07:30PMLondon6h55 02:25AMPreston, Carlisle Street
1 transfer
361One-way

Bus schedule from London to Preston

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08:00AMLondon6h10 02:10PMPreston, Carlisle Street
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07:30PMLondon6h55 02:25AMPreston, Carlisle Street
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Bus times from London to Preston

Showing times and prices for Oct 04

Fastest Journey

6 h 10 m

Average

6 h 32 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

306 km

Of the 2 buses that leave London for Preston every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:00AMLondon6h10 02:10PMPreston, Carlisle Street
0 transfers
201One-way
07:30PMLondon6h55 02:25AMPreston, Carlisle Street
1 transfer
361One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Preston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$29 (€28)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Buses from London to Preston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long journey taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $29 (€28), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $19 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Preston.

Bus companies: FlixBus and National Express from London to Preston

Buy your official FlixBus and National Express bus tickets between London and Preston from $19 (€18) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

London to Preston bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 30 min
  • Average Price: $49
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from London to Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Preston from London

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Preston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Preston.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between London and Preston for as low as $19 (€18)  for the next 7 days.
    The bus price to Preston from London is on average $29 (€28)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
    The distance between London and Preston by bus is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
    On average the London to Preston bus travel time is 6 h  for the 189 miles (305 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Preston.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Preston most often arrive at Preston and need to travel around 0.6 miles (979 m) from this bus station to the city center.

    For the route from London to Preston you can take a bus with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Preston from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day to Preston from London. If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus or Megabus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
    On average, there is 1 bus a day from London to Preston. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest bus departing from London to Preston leaves at 7: 00 AM. The last bus departing from London to Preston leaves at 8: 40 PM. You can find the latest London to Preston bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    If you purchase a bus ticket from London to Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $29 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from London to Preston are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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