The cheapest trains from Glasgow to Preston

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Cheapest

$23

Average

$50

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.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Preston will cost around $ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

Cheapest
08:06PMGlasgow Central2h31 10:37PMPreston
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$231One-way
01:35PMGlasgow Central2h22 03:57PMPreston
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$291One-way
02:34PMGlasgow Central2h22 04:56PMPreston
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$291One-way
06:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 08:56PMPreston
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$291One-way
05:30PMGlasgow Central2h27 07:57PMPreston
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$371One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Preston

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08:36AMGlasgow Central2h20 10:56AMPreston
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09:06AMGlasgow Central2h41 11:47AMPreston
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09:40AMGlasgow Central2h16 11:56AMPreston
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10:40AMGlasgow Central2h17 12:57PMPreston
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11:33AMGlasgow Central2h24 01:57PMPreston
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12:40PMGlasgow Central3h18 03:58PMSalwick
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12:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 02:56PMPreston
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01:08PMGlasgow Central2h37 03:45PMPreston
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01:35PMGlasgow Central2h22 03:57PMPreston
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01:35PMGlasgow Central3h46 05:21PMSalwick
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02:34PMGlasgow Central3h27 06:01PMSalwick
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02:34PMGlasgow Central2h22 04:56PMPreston
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03:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 05:56PMPreston
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04:40PMGlasgow Central2h23 07:03PMPreston
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05:07PMGlasgow Central2h38 07:45PMPreston
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05:30PMGlasgow Central2h27 07:57PMPreston
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06:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 08:56PMPreston
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08:06PMGlasgow Central2h31 10:37PMPreston
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08:06PMGlasgow Central11h37 07:43AMSalwick
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08:06PMGlasgow Central10h41 06:47AMSalwick
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Mon
Oct 25
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$24Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$39First Transpennine Express
$24Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
$22First Transpennine Express
$24Megabus
Thu
Oct 28
$33First Transpennine Express
$24Megabus
Fri
Oct 29
$62Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$18First Transpennine Express
$24Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$55First Transpennine Express
$24Megabus

The fastest trains from Glasgow to Preston

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

253 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Glasgow for Preston every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 253 km distance in an average of 3 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 16 m .

The slowest trains will take 11 h 37 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:40AMGlasgow Central2h16 11:56AMPreston
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$571One-way
Fastest
06:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 08:56PMPreston
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$291One-way
Fastest
03:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 05:56PMPreston
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$531One-way
Fastest
12:40PMGlasgow Central2h16 02:56PMPreston
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$421One-way
10:40AMGlasgow Central2h17 12:57PMPreston
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$531One-way

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Train Information between Glasgow and Preston

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price$38 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Glasgow to Preston cover the 157 miles (253 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 37 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $38 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $18 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Preston.

Travel Tips

Trains from Glasgow to Preston
Travel by train 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 Glasgow to Preston.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Glasgow to Preston?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Glasgow to Preston for the next 7 days starting from $18 (€14)  one way.
How much is the train to Preston from Glasgow on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $38 (€31)  for a train ticket from Glasgow to Preston.
How far is Glasgow to Preston by train?
The train distance from Glasgow to Preston is around 157 miles (253 km).
How long is the train ride between Glasgow and Preston?
While the time it takes to travel 157 miles (253 km) to Preston from Glasgow can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Glasgow to Preston train journey time is on average 2 h 37 min.
Which train station from Glasgow to Preston do I depart from? Which Preston train station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arriving in Preston.

Where do I find the Glasgow train station to Preston? Where is the Preston train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow.

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

What train companies offer a service from Glasgow to Preston?
If you're looking for trains from Glasgow to Preston, you can rely on Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express to get you to Preston. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Glasgow to Preston journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Glasgow to Preston?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Glasgow to Preston with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains are there to Preston from Glasgow a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Glasgow to Preston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Glasgow to Preston? When is the last train from Glasgow to Preston?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Glasgow at 8: 06 AM. The last train leaves from Glasgow at 11: 07 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Glasgow to Preston and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Glasgow to Preston train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Glasgow and Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $38 (€31) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Preston a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Preston
The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your journey to Preston from Glasgow.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper