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With an average of two departures per hour, Virgin Trains offers passengers a variety of options when scheduling trips from Preston to London Euston. Direct journeys take just over two hours, with indirect routes taking around three hours. Indirect routes typically involve changes at Crewe or Manchester Piccadilly; and the Preston to Manchester Piccadilly leg is served by Transpennine Express.
Virgin offers a wide range of amenities for passengers in standard class seating including pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi connections and a variety of food and drink options in its onboard snack shop. First class passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments and larger seating areas.
Transpennine Express offers select catering services on the Preston to Manchester Piccadilly train.*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change