Getting from Preston to Glasgow by train
It’s time to go to Scotland. Lean back, relax, and enjoy the journey.
In under two and a half hours, you’ll be arriving in Glasgow: the cultural capital of Scotland. From a thriving street art scene, independent shops and a famous footballing rivalry, this city has everything going on.
Get from Preston to Glasgow in as little as two hours 22 mins.
Find the cheapest train tickets from Preston to Glasgow
You don’t want to spend all your budget on getting from point A to B. To help you get the most out of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to Railcard holders, senior travellers, and groups.
Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, our Best Fare Finder will help you to find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.
Plus, if you’re heading away for a short break, we offer a range of 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events. This way, you can find a deal to make your visit special.
Travelling in comfort with Avanti
It might not be the longest journey, but it will certainly be your most comfortable. Enjoy the view from our big reclining seats as you’re driven the 158 miles (254 Km ) to your destination. Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wifi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments.
Making your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets to get the cheapest ticket with a departure time that’s ideal for you. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker to easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.
Travelling from Preston?
Embedded in the heart of Lancashire, Preston is well worth your time. Whether it's a museum showcasing a history of textile production or the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, there's a whole host of activities to enjoy.
Football is a big part of the city too. Home to Preston North-End, this famous football club is one of the twelve founding members of the football league in 1888. Currently vying for promotion to the Premier League, a trip to Deepdale is a great idea.
While you’re waiting on your train up to Glasgow, you’ll find plenty in the station to keep you busy, such as shops and cafes. There are also public toilets at the station.
Travelling to Glasgow?
With diverse neighbourhoods, high-end dining experiences, and world-class museums Glasgow is a modern city spilling with artistic expression. Brimming with artistic expression, Glasgow offers immersive street art-lined walks and an exciting independent shopping scene.
If you're a football fan, you'll know all about the old firm derby. Glasgow is home to the two biggest clubs in Scotland: Celtic and Rangers. This also creates one of the most vicious rivalries in sport, with every game creating a biting, tense affair. There's really nothing like it. If you go on a weekend, maybe see if there's a game on.
Whether you’re heading up for business or leisure, you’ll be sure to leave Glasgow satisfied with your experience. It is truly one of the UK's gems.
For getting the train home, Glasgow Central is located in the city centre. Although it's an easy walk, you'll have easy access to the station via taxi or bus routes.
First Class service
Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room. You can also start as you mean to go on by relaxing in the First Class Lounges at Glasgow as you wait to board your
return train. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find everything you need to know about First Class tickets here.