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from Preston to Glasgow

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

Our recommendation

To get from Preston to Glasgow on Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:35PMPreston3h45 06:20PMGlasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
$241One-way
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02:35PMPreston3h45 06:20PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$241One-way
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02:25AMPreston, Carlisle Street4h20 06:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$361One-way
03:58PMSalwick3h18 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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$1971One-way
03:50PMManchester Airport5h50 09:40PMGlasgow International Airport
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$5351One-way

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Tue
Sep 28
$29Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$482British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$20Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$164British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$19Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$392British Airways
Fri
Oct 1
$29Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$490British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$29Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
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Sun
Oct 3
$55First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
$129British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$19Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$289British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$20Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$197British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$20Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$135British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$19Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$220British Airways
Fri
Oct 8
$29Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$256British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$52First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
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Sun
Oct 10
$55First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
$121British Airways
Mon
Oct 11
$18First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
$130British Airways
Tue
Oct 12
$19Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$120British Airways
Thu
Oct 14
$20Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$127British Airways
Fri
Oct 15
$18First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
$254British Airways
Sat
Oct 16
$29Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
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Sun
Oct 17
$18First Transpennine Express
$22Megabus
$129British Airways

Travel Information from Preston to Glasgow

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $53
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€19) • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€42) • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 157 miles (253 km) by bus or train between Preston and Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Preston to Glasgow.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Preston to Glasgow?

You can travel to Glasgow from Preston 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Preston to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Glasgow is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€19) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A bus is generally $29 (€23) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $53 (€42) from Preston to Glasgow.

What is the fastest way from Preston to Glasgow?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Preston is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.

Other travel options to Glasgow can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 45 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Preston to Glasgow would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 157 miles (253 km) between Preston and Glasgow.

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

The average frequency per day from Preston to Glasgow is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Preston? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Preston to Glasgow:

  • Buses from Preston to Glasgow most often leave from Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Preston and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can take me from Preston to Glasgow?

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

  • You can take a bus from Preston to Glasgow with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€19) with Megabus from Preston to Glasgow.
  • You can travel to Glasgow from Preston by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $53 (€42) with First Transpennine Express from Preston to Glasgow.
Can I travel directly between Preston and Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available from Preston to Glasgow with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Glasgow from Preston?
Your trip from Preston to Glasgow doesn't have to end in Glasgow. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Manchester to your Preston to Glasgow tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Glasgow today!
How early should I book Preston to Glasgow tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Preston to Glasgow, 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 route costs on average $24 (€19) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $53 (€42) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Preston to Glasgow 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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