Exeter to Preston by train

  • First train
    06:23
  • Last train
    21:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 26m
  • Distance
    342 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 35m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Exeter to Preston by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Preston take around 4 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 342 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Preston?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Exeter 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 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Exeter to Preston?

The Exeter to Preston train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Exeter to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:24 and the last train is around 00:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:23, and the last at 21:02.

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Preston?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western 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.

Preston to Exeter by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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