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Preston to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.24
Shortest Duration6h 10m
Trips per day19
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Preston to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Preston to London were $15.28.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Preston to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Preston to London?

The distance between Preston and London is approximately 189.70 miles, or 305.21 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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 bus from Preston to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Preston to London by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Preston to London?

On average there are 19 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Preston to London, with an average of 37 trips per day and 55.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Preston to London. Of the 19 trips there are 4 trips that are direct connections to London.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Preston to London start at $32.05.

2 carriers offer Preston to London bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Preston to London from $14.24. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from Preston to London and you can expect on average to pay $16.87 for a Megabus ticket to London. In Preston, Megabus departs to London from Coach Sta Stand ABCD, In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Preston to London takes 6 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 6 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.88 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
6h 49m
Avg. Price
$16.87

National Express

Book National Express from Preston to London from $17.57. There are 37 trips per day offered by National Express from Preston to London and you can expect on average to pay $29.66 for a National Express ticket to London. In Preston, National Express departs to London from Bus Station and one other station. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 14 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Preston to London takes 8 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 6 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 34 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.67 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$29.66
There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to London will depart from these stations in Preston:
  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD
  • Fulwood
Buses arrive in London at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London for trips arriving from Preston:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Golders Green
  • High Rd
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • Eltham Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • 41 Montfichet Rd
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • St Johns Wood
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)

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