Preston to Kirkcaldy by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    19:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 51m

Travelling from Preston to Kirkcaldy by train

The fastest trains from Preston to Kirkcaldy take around 2 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Kirkcaldy.

Journeys between Preston and Kirkcaldy 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 15 departures on the route from Preston to Kirkcaldy 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 20 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Kirkcaldy is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:58 and the last train is around 19:53. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Preston to Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy by train.

Which trains operate between Preston and Kirkcaldy?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • ScotRail
  • 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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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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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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