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London to Preston coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£11.15
Shortest Duration5h 50m
Trips per day24
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How much does a coach ticket from London to Preston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from London to Preston were £11.67.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from London to Preston is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average £13.72 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from London to Preston?

The distance between London and Preston is approximately 189.70 miles, or 305.21 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 7 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from London to Preston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Preston by coach is at 00:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Thursday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from London to Preston?

On average there are 24 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from London to Preston, with an average of 38 trips per day and 95 monthly trips. 2 coach carriers currently travel from London to Preston. Of the 24 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Preston start at £24.86.

2 carriers offer London to Preston coach trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Preston from £11.15. There are 3 Megabus schedules from London to Preston and you can expect on average to pay £13.77 for a Megabus ticket to Preston. In London, Megabus departs to Preston from Victoria Coach Station and no other station. In Preston, Megabus arrives at Coach Sta Stand ABCD and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from London to Preston takes 6 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Preston in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay £14.02 for a weekend getaway to Preston.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 18m
Avg. Price
£13.77

National Express

Book National Express from London to Preston from £15.36. There are 38 National Express schedules from London to Preston and you can expect on average to pay £23.23 for a National Express ticket to Preston. In London, National Express departs to Preston from Victoria Coach Station and 16 other stations. In Preston, National Express arrives at Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on National Express from London to Preston takes 8 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Preston in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 43 trips per day and you could expect to pay £21.87 for a weekend getaway to Preston.

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WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 11m
Avg. Price
£23.23
There are 15 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Preston will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Golders Green
  • High Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • Eltham Rd
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • 41 Montfichet Rd
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • Stockwell
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • St Johns Wood
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
Coaches arrive in Preston at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Preston for trips arriving from London:
  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD
  • Fulwood