Preston to Norwich by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 44m
  • Distance
    296 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 8m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Norwich by train

Fast trains from Preston to Norwich take around 4 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 296 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Norwich.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Norwich?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Preston to Norwich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

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

The Preston to Norwich train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Norwich is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Preston to Norwich 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 Norwich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Norwich?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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 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.