Sunderland to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    18:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 18m
  • Distance
    154 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 49m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Sunderland to Preston by train

Fast trains from Sunderland to Preston take around 3 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Preston?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Sunderland to Preston 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 41 departures.

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

The Sunderland to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 18:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 19:32.

When to book Sunderland 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 Sunderland to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Preston?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Tyne And Wear Metro
  • Virgin Trains

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

Preston to Sunderland by train

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Child and youth passengers

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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.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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