Thinking about taking the train from London to Preston? Look no further.
The train from London to Preston usually takes around 2h 47m but can take just 2h 8m on the fastest services, with around 49 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.
You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast on this route. All Avanti trains come with free WiFi, power sockets, and luggage racks, as well as a bar carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks throughout your journey. If you choose to travel in First Class, you’ll enjoy complimentary at-seat dining too, what's not to like?
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – train tickets from London to Preston are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between London and Preston (Lancs) is 2 hours and 45 minutes, with around 37 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Preston (Lancs) is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Preston (Lancs) can start from as little as £22 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Preston (Lancs) without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from London to Preston (Lancs) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Preston (Lancs) leaves at 04:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Preston (Lancs) leaves at 21:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Preston (Lancs) cover a distance of around 189 miles (305 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Preston (Lancs) is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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