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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Preston

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Preston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
08:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
11:14AMPreston
$331One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
02:12PM2h34
Edinburgh
04:46PMPreston
$601One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
01:14PMPreston
$671One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Preston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 15
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
11:14AMPreston
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
02:12PM2h34
Edinburgh
04:46PMPreston
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
01:14PMPreston
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Preston

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Fastest Journey

2 h 22 m

Average

2 h 26 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

245 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Edinburgh for Preston every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
08:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
11:14AMPreston
$331One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM2h22
Edinburgh
01:14PMPreston
$671One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
02:12PM2h34
Edinburgh
04:46PMPreston
$601One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Preston

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 22 min
priceCheapest ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $10 (€9)

Trains from Edinburgh to Preston run on average 3 times per day, taking around 2h 26m for the 245 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $16 (€14) but you can travel from only $10 (€9) by bus.

Train providers: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and East Coast from Edinburgh to Preston trains

Buy your official TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and East Coast train tickets from Edinburgh to Preston from $16 (€14) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

The Caledonian Sleeper is a train service operating in the United Kingdom. It offers overnight journeys between London, Scotland, the North of England and Wales. The service is operated by Serco and consists of two types of trains: the Classic Sleeper and the Lowland Sleeper. The Classic Sleeper offers comfortable sleeping berths, while the Lowland Sleeper offers reclining seats. Both trains offer onboard facilities such as Wi-Fi, power sockets, and complimentary tea and coffee. Ticket types include Standard, First Class and Solo. Standard tickets offer access to the lounge car, while First Class tickets include access to the lounge car and complimentary breakfast. Solo tickets are available for single travellers and offer access to the lounge car and a private sleeping berth. The most popular routes for the Caledonian Sleeper are London to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Passengers can also travel from London to Aberdeen, Fort William and Dundee.

Caledonian Sleeper from Edinburgh to Preston train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: $116
  • Caledonian Sleeper frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Preston

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Preston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Preston.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Preston can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Preston is $48 (€41); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Preston train travel time is 2 h 22 min   for the 151 mile (244 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Preston leaves at 5: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Preston leaves at 8: 11 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Preston without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 12 direct trains from Edinburgh to Preston each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from Edinburgh to Preston you can take a train with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Edinburgh to Preston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Edinburgh to Preston with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Preston, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Preston from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 22 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Preston by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Edinburgh to Preston 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Preston

Edinburgh
Preston
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey to Preston from Edinburgh.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.

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