Preston to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Preston to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Preston to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 246 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from Preston to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 34 direct trains on the route from Preston to Edinburgh every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Edinburgh?
The Preston to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:58 and the last train is around 21:05.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:58, and the last at 21:04.
What's the Preston to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Preston to Edinburgh are $12.16.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $27 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $38. 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 Preston to Edinburgh 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 Preston to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Preston and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- 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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