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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $11.45
  2. 30 day advance $13.99
  3. 7 day advance $21.63
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    21:42
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 16m

Travelling from Preston to Glasgow by train

Fast trains from Preston to Glasgow take around 2 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 254 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Glasgow.

Are there direct trains from Preston to Glasgow?

Direct trains from Preston to Glasgow have been found.

We usually find around 39 direct trains on the route from Preston to Glasgow every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

How long is the train journey from Preston to Glasgow?

The Preston to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Preston to Glasgow train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:40 and the last train is around 21:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:40, and the last at 21:42.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the Preston to Glasgow train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Preston to Glasgow are $11.45.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $13 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $21. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Preston to Glasgow train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Preston to Glasgow by train.

Which train companies operate between Preston and Glasgow?

More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Glasgow, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First TransPennine Express
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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