Derby to Preston by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Derby to Preston by train
Fast trains from Derby to Preston take around 1 hour and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 125 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Preston?
Journeys between Derby and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Derby 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 54 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Derby to Preston?
The Derby to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Derby to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 06:10 and the last train is around 21:44.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 06:38, and the last at 23:43.
What's the Derby to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Derby to Preston are $20.47.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $69, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Derby 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 Derby to Preston by train.
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Which train companies operate between Derby and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Derby to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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