Bristol to Preston by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Bristol to Preston by train
Fast trains from Bristol to Preston take around 3 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Preston?
Journeys between Bristol and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Bristol 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 33 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Preston?
The Bristol to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bristol to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 06:27 and the last train is around 22:10.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 06:15, and the last at 22:20.
What's the Bristol to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bristol to Preston are $39.48.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $39 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $74. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Bristol 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 Bristol to Preston by train.
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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Bristol to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- Northern Rail
- 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 Bristol by train