Preston to Shrewsbury by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 19m

Travelling from Preston to Shrewsbury by train

The fastest trains from Preston to Shrewsbury take around 1 hour and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 116 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Shrewsbury.

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Preston to Shrewsbury 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 22 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Shrewsbury is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:00 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:12, and the last at 22:38.

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

When to book Preston to Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury by train.

Which trains operate between Preston and Shrewsbury?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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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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