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Travelling from Watford to Preston by train

Fast trains from Watford to Preston take around 2 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 281 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Watford to Preston?

Direct trains from Watford to Preston have been found.

We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Watford to Preston every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 2 departures.

How long is the train journey from Watford to Preston?

The Watford to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Watford to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 06:20, and the last at 20:47.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Watford and Preston?

Virgin Trains is the train company that operates on the route from Watford to Preston.

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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