Chester to Preston by train
Travelling from Chester to Preston by train
Fast trains from Chester to Preston take around 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 63 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Preston?
Journeys between Chester and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Chester 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 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Preston?
The Chester to Preston train travel time is normally about 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 21:51.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 05:38, and the last at 21:53.
What's the Chester to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Chester to Preston are $9.67.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $10 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $14. 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 Chester 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 Chester to Preston by train.
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Which train companies operate between Chester and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Preston to Chester by train