Scunthorpe to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:46
  • Last train
    22:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 46m
  • Distance
    137 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 50m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Scunthorpe to Preston by train

Fast trains from Scunthorpe to Preston take around 2 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 137 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Scunthorpe and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Scunthorpe to Preston?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Scunthorpe to Preston 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 14 departures.

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

The Scunthorpe to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Scunthorpe around 05:46 and the last train is around 22:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Scunthorpe around 05:46, and the last at 21:11.

When to book Scunthorpe to Preston 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 Scunthorpe to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Scunthorpe and Preston?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Preston to Scunthorpe by train

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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.

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