Darlington to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 47m

Travelling from Darlington to Preston by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Preston take around 2 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 114 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Darlington to Preston?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Darlington 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 49 departures.

How long is the train journey from Darlington to Preston?

The Darlington to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Darlington to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 05:18, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Darlington 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 Darlington to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Darlington and Preston?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • 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.

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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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