Preston to Motherwell by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    20:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 2m

Travelling from Preston to Motherwell by train

The fastest trains from Preston to Motherwell take around 2 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 241 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Motherwell.

Direct trains run between Preston and Motherwell.

We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Preston to Motherwell every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Motherwell is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 10:04, and the last at 20:57.

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

When to book Preston to Motherwell 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 Motherwell by train.

Which trains operate between Preston and Motherwell?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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