Route from Gloucester to Preston by car

The driving distance between Gloucester and Preston is 155 miles. Travel time is 2 hours and 38 minutes by car.

From: Gloucester, County: Gloucestershire, England
To: Preston, County: Lancashire, England
155 mi , 2 h 38 min
Tolls: Stations
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Route from Gloucester to Preston on map



Driving directions from Gloucester to Preston

155 mi 2 h 38 min
1.
Head northwest on Metz Way (A4302)
17 ft
2.
Make a sharp right onto Metz Way (A4302)
0.9 mi
3.
Turn left onto Eastern Avenue (A38)
0.5 mi
4.
Enter Walls Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Corinium Avenue (A417)
216 ft
5.
Exit the roundabout onto Corinium Avenue (A417)
0.7 mi
6.
Enter C&G Roundabout and take the 1st exit onto A417
21 ft
7.
Exit the roundabout onto A417
0.9 mi
8.
Merge right onto Elmbridge Court Roundabout (A40)
652 ft
9.
Keep left onto A40
1.9 mi
10.
Take the ramp on the left towards Tewkesbury
0.3 mi
11.
Enter Golden Valley Junction and take the 1st exit towards M5
142 ft
12.
Exit the roundabout towards M5
49.8 mi
13.
Keep right onto M5
1.7 mi
14.
Keep left onto M5
0.3 mi
15.
Merge right onto M6
5.9 mi
16.
Keep right onto M6
72 mi
17.
Keep right onto M6
15.7 mi
18.
Take the ramp on the left
1198 ft
19.
Keep left at the fork
1115 ft
20.
Continue onto M65
0.7 mi
21.
Keep right at the fork
216 ft
22.
Keep left onto London Way (A6)
0.5 mi
23.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto London Way (A6)
172 ft
24.
Exit the roundabout onto London Way (A6)
1 mi
25.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto London Way (A6)
349 ft
26.
Exit the roundabout onto London Way (A6)
0.7 mi
27.
Continue onto Victoria Road (A6)
696 ft
28.
Go straight onto London Road (A6)
0.7 mi
29.
Continue slightly left onto Stanley Street (A59)
864 ft
30.
Continue onto Ring Way (A59)
0.3 mi
31.
Turn right onto North Road (A6)
210 ft
32.
Turn left onto Walker Street
1247 ft
33.
Turn right onto North Street
101 ft
34.
Turn right
51 ft
35.
Turn right
397 ft
36.
Turn left
87 ft
37.
You have arrived at your destination, on the right
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How much does it cost to drive from Gloucester to Preston with petrol?

Let's delve into the expenses of a road trip from Gloucester to Preston. The journey using petrol will set you back 26.9 pounds. Now, let's walk through how we arrived at this figure.

Firstly, we consider the price of petrol, which is 143 pence per liter. Next, we take into account the car's fuel consumption rate, which stands at 37.5 miles per gallon.

Now, suppose you're carpooling. If there are two passengers sharing the ride, each person will contribute 13.45 pounds (£26.9 divided by 2). With three passengers, the cost per person drops to around 8.97 pounds (£26.9 divided by 3). And if there are four passengers onboard, each person chips in 6.73 pounds (£26.9 divided by 4).

Let's delve deeper into the calculations. To determine how much fuel is needed for the trip, we rely on the distance and the car's fuel efficiency. The distance between Gloucester and Preston is approximately 155.4 miles. So, to cover this distance, the car will require roughly 18.8 liters of petrol. We obtained this value by dividing the distance by the car's fuel consumption rate of 37.5 miles per gallon and then converting it to liters.

Once we have the amount of fuel needed, we calculate the total cost. Multiplying the fuel quantity (18.8 liters) by the price per liter (143 pence) yields 26.9 pounds. Therefore, the fuel cost for the journey from Gloucester to Preston is 26.9 pounds.
 

 

The following factors affect automotive fuel consumption:

Traffic Congestion: Heavy traffic causes frequent stops and idling. Constant acceleration and deceleration might increase fuel consumption compared to open roadways.

Vehicle Weight: Heavy baggage or superfluous goods can strain the engine and increase fuel consumption. Removing excess weight boosts fuel efficiency.

Roads with steep inclines or drops can affect fuel consumption, especially for smaller engines. Uphill climbing takes more engine power and petrololine, whereas descending downhill may require more braking and fuel to regulate.

Weather: Rain, snow, and strong winds can affect fuel use. Driver speed and behaviour may change under these conditions, affecting fuel efficiency. Extreme temperatures also effect engine performance and fuel consumption.


Diesel cost from Gloucester to Preston.

The trip with diesel fuel costs 17 £ (151p/lt, 62.7 mpg).
For 2 passengers: 8.5 £ (17/2) /p.
For 3 passengers: 5.67 £ (17/3) /p.
For 4 passengers: 4.25 £ (17/4) /p.


Alternative routes from Gloucester to Preston

The most time-consuming route from Gloucester to Preston spans a distance of 168.26 miles and requires a travel time of 3 hours and 48 minutes.


Which is the cheapest route from Gloucester to Preston by car?

The cheapest route from Gloucester to Preston is the first suggested route (155mi, 2h 38min) and costs 26.9 £ (petrol fuel cost, 143p/lt, 37.5mpg).

The most expensive route from Gloucester to Preston is the second suggested route (168mi, 3h 48min) and costs 29.2 £.

For greater safety, the driver should choose the route that passes through the highway (median barrier) and not through smaller roads (curves in the road, bad road conditions, no median barrier).


How to get from Gloucester to Preston?

There are two suggested routes. The fastest route is 155mi (distance from Gloucester to Preston) and its duration is 2h 38min. The slowest route is 168mi, and its duration is 3h 48min.

RouteCalculator provides you with the information to prepare your trip from Gloucester to Preston by car or motorbike. It offers you alternative road routes that you can follow to go from Gloucester to Preston. It provides driving directions from Gloucester to Preston, i.e. where to turn and when, distance of the Gloucester - Preston route, travel time, display of the route on the map, fuel cost (petrol, diesel) and toll (if exist) cost.

In case you share the journey (carpooling) from Gloucester to Preston with other people or friends, RouteCalculator provides the cost of the journey and the amount that each passenger will have to pay.


Where is Gloucester located?

Gloucester is located in Gloucestershire county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 18 meters above sea level. Gloucester has coordinates 51.8642449o,-2.2381560o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Gloucester from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.


What is the location of Preston?

Preston is located in Lancashire county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 35 meters above sea level. Preston has coordinates 53.7632010o,-2.7030900o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Preston from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.