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Trains to Preston

Preston station first opened in 1838, and by the 1860s its location had made it a popular pit stop for Londoners travelling to Scotland – hungry passengers would hop out to restore themselves at the station's dining room. Food continued to play a big part in the station's history, with the Free Buffet Association feeding servicemen 24 hours a day during the First World War. If you have time, visit the waiting room on platform three, where you'll find a plaque that marks where the buffet once stood. Today, trains to Preston arrive at an elegant 19th century building in the heart of the city, close to the mix of big-name and independent stores on Fishergate. Look out for the beautiful Victorian-era Miller Arcade, and behind it the Harris Museum and Art Gallery; or for a break from the shops, head to the Avenham and Miller parks on the bank of the River Ribble.

Station details & facilities

Preston station has several entrances. The main ticket hall entrance is at the north of the station and adjoins platforms 3 and 4. Platforms 1-2 and 5-7 can be accessed by a footbridge at the north end of the platforms, or by a subway at the south end. Both the bridge and subway can be accessed directly from the east side of the station. Passengers with heavy luggage or mobility problems should use the subway, which has lift access.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 22:00
    Saturday 04:45 - 21:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry. 

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 1000
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£360.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 46
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    On Platform 7

  • Cycle storage notes :

    Charge made for locker. Storage located on Platform 7


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Preston


Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8AP
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 22:00
Saturday 04:45 - 21:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00