Sunderland to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    18:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 19m

Travelling from Sunderland to Preston by train

The fastest trains from Sunderland to Preston take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Preston.

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

We usually find around 19 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 32 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 19:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 21:17.

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

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.

Which trains operate between Sunderland and Preston?

More than one type of train 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
  • 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.

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

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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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