Leicester to Preston by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Leicester to Preston by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Preston take around 2 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 164 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Preston?
Journeys between Leicester and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Leicester 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 42 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Preston?
The Leicester to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 07:10 and the last train is around 22:55.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 23:34.
What's the Leicester to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Preston are $10.94.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $21 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $31. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Preston by train.
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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester 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.
Preston to Leicester by train