Colchester to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 48m

Travelling from Colchester to Preston by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Preston take around 3 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 320 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Colchester to Preston?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Colchester 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 30 departures.

How long is the train journey from Colchester to Preston?

The Colchester to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Colchester to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 05:12, and the last at 23:03.

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

When to book Colchester 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 Colchester to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Colchester and Preston?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Virgin Trains

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

Find journey information for Preston to Colchester

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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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