Cheap train tickets from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Cheapest

$22

Average

$51

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Preston to Edinburgh will cost around $ 51 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.

Cheapest
08:15AMPreston3h53 12:08PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$221One-way
07:55PMPreston2h27 10:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$291One-way
08:53PMPreston3h52 12:45AMEdinburgh Waverley
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$311One-way
08:41PMPreston3h51 12:32AMEdinburgh Waverley
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$311One-way
09:53AMPreston2h25 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$521One-way

Train schedule from Preston to Edinburgh

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08:15AMPreston3h53 12:08PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:04AMPreston2h34 11:38AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:53AMPreston2h25 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:04AMPreston2h25 01:29PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:53AMPreston2h25 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:06PMPreston2h32 03:38PMEdinburgh Waverley
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03:58PMSalwick3h46 07:44PMEdinburgh Waverley
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05:21PMSalwick3h03 08:24PMEdinburgh Waverley
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06:01PMSalwick3h39 09:40PMEdinburgh Waverley
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07:06PMPreston2h34 09:40PMEdinburgh Waverley
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07:55PMPreston2h27 10:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:41PMPreston3h51 12:32AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:53PMPreston3h52 12:45AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Fri
Jan 21
$22Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
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Sat
Jan 22
$52Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
$120British Airways
Sun
Jan 23
$58First Transpennine Express
$47National Express
$120British Airways
Mon
Jan 24
$22Avanti West Coast
$47National Express
$169British Airways
Tue
Jan 25
$22Avanti West Coast
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Wed
Jan 26
$22Avanti West Coast
$47National Express
$202British Airways
Thu
Jan 27
$22Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
$125British Airways
Fri
Jan 28
$22Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
$146British Airways
Sat
Jan 29
$29Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
$120British Airways
Sun
Jan 30
$52Avanti West Coast
$47National Express
$120British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$22Avanti West Coast
$47National Express
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Tue
Feb 1
$22Avanti West Coast
$47National Express
$146British Airways
Wed
Feb 2
$22Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
$115British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$22Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
$127British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$64First Transpennine Express
$52National Express
$153British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$31Avanti West Coast
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Sun
Feb 6
$57First Transpennine Express
$46National Express
$116British Airways
Mon
Feb 7
$22Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
$111British Airways
Tue
Feb 8
$57First Transpennine Express
$47National Express
$111British Airways
Wed
Feb 9
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$47National Express
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Fastest train times from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

245 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Preston for Edinburgh every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 245 km distance in an average of 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 25 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 53 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:04AMPreston2h25 01:29PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$581One-way
Fastest
09:53AMPreston2h25 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
$521One-way
Fastest
11:53AMPreston2h25 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$561One-way
07:55PMPreston2h27 10:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$291One-way
01:06PMPreston2h32 03:38PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$581One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to Edinburgh

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Preston to Edinburgh cover the 151 miles (244 km) long route taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs

How much do cheap trains to Edinburgh from Preston cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Preston to Edinburgh trains for as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket between Preston and Edinburgh?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Preston to Edinburgh train to cost on average $31 (€26)  one way.

How many miles is it from Preston to Edinburgh by train?

The train distance from Preston to Edinburgh is around 151 miles (244 km).

How long is the train to Edinburgh from Preston?

The train time from Preston to Edinburgh is on average 2 h 24 min  for the 151 miles (244 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Preston and Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Preston and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

Omio customers book a train from Preston   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Preston train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Preston, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me to Edinburgh from Preston?

If you're looking for trains from Preston to Edinburgh, you can rely on First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Preston to Edinburgh journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Preston to Edinburgh?

The average number of trains departing Preston for Edinburgh is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Preston to Edinburgh? When is the last train from Preston to Edinburgh?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Preston at 8: 15 AM. The last train leaves from Preston at 3: 05 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Preston to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Edinburgh from Preston for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Preston to Edinburgh is on average $31 (€26) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Edinburgh from Preston available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Preston is Preston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Preston for your journey from Preston to Edinburgh.