Plymouth to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:51
  • Last train
    20:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 25m

Travelling from Plymouth to Preston by train

Fast trains from Plymouth to Preston take around 5 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 389 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Preston.

Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Preston?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Plymouth 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 16 departures.

How long is the train journey from Plymouth to Preston?

The Plymouth to Preston train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Plymouth to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 04:51 and the last train is around 19:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:25, and the last at 20:06.

When to book Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Preston by train.

Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Preston?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • 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 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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