Preston to Hastings by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 15m
  • Distance
    392 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Hastings by train

Fast trains from Preston to Hastings take around 4 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 392 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Hastings.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Hastings?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Preston to Hastings 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 18 departures.

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

The Preston to Hastings train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Hastings is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:33 and the last train is around 21:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Preston to Hastings 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 Preston to Hastings by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Hastings?

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

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • 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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