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Travelling from Burnley to Preston by train

The fastest trains from Burnley to Preston take around 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 31 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Burnley and Preston.

Direct trains run between Burnley and Preston.

We usually find around 30 direct trains on the route from Burnley to Preston every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures. The duration is normally about 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Burnley around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Burnley around 05:42, and the last at 00:18.

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

When to book Burnley 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 Burnley to Preston by train.

Which trains operate between Burnley and Preston?

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

  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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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