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London to Preston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.70
Shortest Duration5h 50m
Trips per day100
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Preston were $35.23.

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

How long is the bus 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 bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 50 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 London to Preston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Preston by bus is usually on Friday. 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. Friday 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 London to Preston?

On average there are 100 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Preston, with an average of 97 trips per day and 97 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from London to Preston. Of the 100 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to Preston.

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

2 carriers offer London to Preston bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Preston from $19.70. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from London to Preston and you can expect on average to pay $22.28 for a Megabus ticket to Preston. In London, Megabus departs to Preston from Victoria Coach Station, In Preston, Megabus arrives at Coach Sta Stand ABCD,

An average trip on Megabus from London to Preston takes 6 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Preston in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

Avg. Time
6h 20m
Avg. Price
$22.28

National Express

Book National Express from London to Preston from $27.19. There are 97 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Preston and you can expect on average to pay $35.63 for a National Express ticket to Preston. In London, National Express departs to Preston from Victoria Coach Station and 25 other stations. In Preston, National Express arrives at Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from London to Preston takes 8 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Preston in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

Avg. Time
8h 31m
Avg. Price
$35.63
There are 15 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Preston will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • 40 New Kent Rd
  • Victoria Station (Stop 11)
  • Gloucester Place
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • 144 Southwark St
  • High Rd
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • Portman Sq
  • St Johns Wood
  • Stockwell
  • Golders Green
  • Eltham Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
Buses arrive in Preston at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Preston for trips arriving from London:
  • Bus Station
  • Coach Sta Stand ABCD
  • Fulwood

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