Maidstone to Preston by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 45m
  • Distance
    352 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 42m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Maidstone to Preston by train

Fast trains from Maidstone to Preston take around 3 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 352 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Maidstone and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Maidstone to Preston?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Maidstone 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 37 departures.

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

The Maidstone to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Maidstone around 06:53 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Maidstone around 06:29, and the last at 23:03.

When to book Maidstone 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 Maidstone to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Maidstone and Preston?

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

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • 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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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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