Hemel Hempstead to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:03
  • Last train
    23:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 42m

Travelling from Hemel Hempstead to Preston by train

Fast trains from Hemel Hempstead to Preston take around 2 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hemel Hempstead and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Hemel Hempstead to Preston?

Journeys between Hemel Hempstead and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Hemel Hempstead 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 23 departures.

How long is the train journey from Hemel Hempstead to Preston?

The Hemel Hempstead to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Hemel Hempstead to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Hemel Hempstead around 05:03 and the last train is around 23:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hemel Hempstead around 06:05, and the last at 23:29.

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

When to book Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Hemel Hempstead and Preston?

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

  • London Midland
  • Southern
  • Virgin Trains

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

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

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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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