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from Preston to Edinburgh

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

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Wed
Oct 20
$42Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
Thu
Oct 21
$42Avanti West Coast
$45National Express
Fri
Oct 22
$58First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Sat
Oct 23
$59First Transpennine Express
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Sun
Oct 24
$58First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$58First Transpennine Express
$47National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$58First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$58First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$65First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$57Avanti West Coast
$45National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$30Avanti West Coast
$53National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$57Avanti West Coast
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Mon
Nov 1
$20Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$19Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$20Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$57Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$30Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$57Avanti West Coast
$37National Express

Travel Information from Preston to Edinburgh

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$51 - $60
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $51 (€42) • 2 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $51 (€42) • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 151 miles (244 km) between Preston and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $51 (€42). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Preston to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I reach Edinburgh from Preston?

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

What is the cheapest way from Preston to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Edinburgh is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $51 (€42) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a train is about $9 (€7) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $60 (€49) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Preston to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel between Preston and Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 24 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by bus can take on average 6 h 15 min.

What is the distance from Preston to Edinburgh?

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

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Preston?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Edinburgh is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Preston to Edinburgh, where do I depart from Preston and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Preston to Edinburgh:

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Preston by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $60 (€49) with National Express from Preston to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Preston by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $51 (€42) with Avanti West Coast from Preston to Edinburgh on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Preston to Edinburgh?
Omio customers who travel from Preston to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket from Preston to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Preston to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $60 (€49) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $51 (€42) one way.

But we recommend booking Preston to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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