Preston to Tamworth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    22:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 46m

Travelling from Preston to Tamworth by train

The fastest trains from Preston to Tamworth take around 1 hour and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 142 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Tamworth.

Journeys between Preston and Tamworth 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 21 departures on the route from Preston to Tamworth 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 19 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Tamworth is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:04 and the last train is around 22:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 22:39.

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

When to book Preston to Tamworth 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 Tamworth by train.

Which trains operate between Preston and Tamworth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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 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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