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from Edinburgh to Preston

You can get from Edinburgh to Preston by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Preston on Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley2h23 11:15AMPreston
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$601One-way
Cheapest
10:12AMEdinburgh Waverley2h35 12:47PMPreston
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$571One-way
Other options
10:52AMEdinburgh Waverley2h23 01:15PMPreston
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$611One-way
12:12PMEdinburgh Waverley2h33 02:45PMPreston
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$571One-way
08:12AMEdinburgh Waverley2h33 10:45AMPreston
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$701One-way

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Sun
Nov 28
$57First Transpennine Express
$60National Express
Mon
Nov 29
$57First Transpennine Express
$48National Express
Tue
Nov 30
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$51National Express
Wed
Dec 1
$28Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
Fri
Dec 3
$40Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
Sat
Dec 4
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Sun
Dec 5
$51Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Mon
Dec 6
$28Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Tue
Dec 7
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$28Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$29Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
Fri
Dec 10
$29Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Mon
Dec 13
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$29Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Sat
Dec 18
$41Avanti West Coast
$60National Express

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Preston

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $56
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€32) • 6 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€46) • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 151 miles (244 km) by bus or train between Edinburgh and Preston. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Preston.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I travel from Edinburgh to Preston?

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Preston: bus or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Preston the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Preston from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $38 (€32).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Preston:

A bus is $17 (€14) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Preston costing on average $56 (€46).

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Preston?

The fastest way to get to Preston from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 23 min.

Other travel options to Preston can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Preston?

The distance is approximately 151 miles (244 km) from Edinburgh to Preston.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Preston?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Preston is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Edinburgh and Preston as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and in Preston?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Preston:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Preston.
Which travel operators can get me to Preston from Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Preston, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Preston by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Edinburgh to Preston for $38 (€32).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Preston. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Preston tickets on Omio for $56 (€46).
Can I find a direct route to Preston from Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to Preston with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 12 direct trains a day to Preston with.

Direct services to Preston tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Preston ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Preston often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Preston itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Preston and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Edinburgh to Preston tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Preston, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $38 (€32) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $56 (€46) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Preston online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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