Luton to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:04
  • Last train
    20:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 7m

Travelling from Luton to Preston by train

Fast trains from Luton to Preston take around 3 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 261 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Luton and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Luton to Preston?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Luton 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 48 departures.

How long is the train journey from Luton to Preston?

The Luton to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Luton to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Luton around 06:14 and the last train is around 20:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Luton around 04:04, and the last at 21:04.

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

When to book Luton 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 Luton to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Luton and Preston?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains

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

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Child and youth passengers

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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