Banbury to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:17
  • Last train
    00:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 41m
  • Distance
    210 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 50m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Banbury to Preston by train

Fast trains from Banbury to Preston take around 2 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 210 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Banbury and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Banbury to Preston?

Journeys between Banbury and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Banbury to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Banbury to Preston?

The Banbury to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Banbury to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Banbury around 05:17 and the last train is around 00:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Banbury around 06:00, and the last at 00:03.

When to book Banbury to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Banbury to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Banbury and Preston?

More than one train company operates on the route from Banbury to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Preston to Banbury by train

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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