Cambridge to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 44m

Travelling from Cambridge to Preston by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Preston take around 3 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Preston?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Cambridge to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Preston?

The Cambridge to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cambridge to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 05:15, and the last at 23:16.

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

When to book Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Preston?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • 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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