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London to Preston by direct coach

Bus to Preston from London by National Express & Megabus


National Express bus from London to Preston

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Coach services from London to Preston are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct, intercity coach service between London and Preston. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
Each carrier has 6 connections every day.
Most of National Express and Megabus’ services aren’t intended to serve the route from London to Preston only, the coaches run on larger distances and Preston is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach line between London and Preston is 570, but there are few other carriers’ routes passing through Preston. There are also some indirect NXs’ routes between these cities, which require connecting at Birmingham Coach Station. M11 & M17 are the Megabus lines from London to Preston.

Megabus coach service from London to Preston

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Most of the services from Preston to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Preston with National Express & Megabus takes between 5 hrs - 6 hrs 30 mins. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Preston.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

Timetables and fares...

Bus to Preston from London by National Express

National Express service number 570
571
570 570 410/336 421
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - 3 4
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 08:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 19:00 23:30
LONDON, (Marble Arch)
Dep. - - - - 19:05 -
LONDON, (Golders Green)
Dep. 08:35 11:35 14:05 16:05 19:35 -
BIRMINGHAM, Interchange only
Arr. direct direct direct direct ©21:45 direct
BIRMINGHAM, Interchange only Dep. 11:20 14:10 17:00 19:00h 22:30 3:10
PRESTON, Bus Station
Dep. 13:40 16:40b 19:30h 21:40h 2:05 6:50

 

Bus to London from Preston by National Express

National Express service number 336/420
570 570 571 570 421
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 1 - - - - 2
PRESTON, Bus Station Dep. 3:10 6:45x 8:45f 11:15 15:25 22:50
BIRMINGHAM, Interchange only Arr. ©6:45 direct direct direct direct direct
BIRMINGHAM, Interchange only Dep. 7:15g 10:45 12:00 14:30 18:30 3:00
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. 9:35 13:10 14:15k - 20:50 -
LONDON, (Finchley Road Stn.) Arr. 9:50 - - 16:40k - -
LONDON, (Marble Arch) Arr. 10:10 13:40 14:50k 16:55k 21:20 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 10:20 13:50 15:00k 17:05k 21:30 6:15

1 = Operates additionally 1 January.
2 = Does not operate 24 December but operates additionally 26 December and 1 January.
3 = Does not operate 24 December but operates additionally 26 December and 1 January.
4 = Operates additionally 26 December and 1 January.
b = Operates 20 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (also 27, 30 and 31 December).
f = Operates 10 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (also 27, 30 and 31 December).
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (also 27, 30 and 31 December).
h = Operates 15 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and 27, 30 and 31 December).
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding 18 April, but additionally 17 April).
x = Operates 30 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (also 27, 30 and 31 December).
© = You'll need to change coach

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Marble Arch), Park Lane,
LONDON, (Finchley Road Station), Finchley Road,
LONDON (Golders Green), Bus, Station, Stops GD/GE
BIRMINGHAM, Coach Station, Mill Lane, Digbeth (Interchange only)
PRESTON, Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Preston by NX
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online Booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Preston (Standard)
from £29.30 from £46.60 from £23.40 from £37.30 from £14.65 from £23.30
London to Preston
Preston to London (Standard) from £29.30 from £46.60 from £23.40 from £37.30 from £14.65 from £23.30 Preston to London
London to Preston (APEX/Funfare) from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way London to Preston
Preston to London (APEX/Funfare) from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way Preston to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

>>> National Express BUS TO PRESTON on-line booking <<<


Timetables and fares...

Coach to Preston from London by Megabus

Various service numbers MB MB
MB MB MB MB MB MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 1:00 08:00 10:30 12:30 15:00 17:00 21:00 23:45
PRESTON, Bus Station Arr. 8:05 13:35 15:35 18:30 20:40 23:10 02:20 04:35

Coach to London from Preston by Megabus

Various service numbers MB MB MB MB MB MB MB MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
PRESTON, Bus Station Dep. 01:55 03:45 07:10 09:50 11:50 14:20 16:50 22:45
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 06:45 9:30 13:30 15:30 17:30 20:00 22:00 5:40

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
PRESTON, Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Preston by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Preston
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Preston
Preston to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Preston to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

>>> Megabus BUS TO PRESTON on-line booking <<<


How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Preston?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Preston are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

Luggage policy for the National Express bus to Preston: The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. >>> NX's BUS TO PRESTON on-line booking <<<

Luggage policy for the Megabus bus to Preston: Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger. Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg. Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you. >>> Megabus BUS TO PRESTON on-line booking <<<

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Preston. Trains & airlines services within the UK

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Preston or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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