Brighton to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    00:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 49m

Travelling from Brighton to Preston by train

Fast trains from Brighton to Preston take around 3 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 370 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brighton and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Brighton to Preston?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Brighton 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 40 departures.

How long is the train journey from Brighton to Preston?

The Brighton to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Brighton to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Brighton around 05:23 and the last train is around 00:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brighton around 04:33, and the last at 00:10.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Brighton 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 Brighton to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Brighton and Preston?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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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