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Preston to Liverpool by train

  • First train
    06:29
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    50m
  • Distance
    43 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 2m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Liverpool by train

Fast trains from Preston to Liverpool take around 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 43 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Liverpool.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Liverpool?

Direct trains from Preston to Liverpool have been found.

We usually find around 33 direct trains on the route from Preston to Liverpool every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 47 departures.

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

The Preston to Liverpool train travel time is normally about 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Liverpool is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:29 and the last train is around 22:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 07:30, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Preston to Liverpool 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 Liverpool by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Liverpool?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Virgin Trains

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

Liverpool to Preston by train

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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.