Kirkcaldy to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    21:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    33
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 16m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Kirkcaldy to Preston by train

Fast trains from Kirkcaldy to Preston take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Kirkcaldy and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Kirkcaldy to Preston?

Journeys between Kirkcaldy and Preston usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Kirkcaldy 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 29 departures.

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

The Kirkcaldy to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Kirkcaldy around 05:55 and the last train is around 21:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Kirkcaldy around 07:21, and the last at 21:43.

When to book Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Kirkcaldy and Preston?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • 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 Kirkcaldy by train

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