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Train Information between Liverpool and Preston

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail

Trains from Liverpool to Preston cover the 27 miles (43 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 31 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £7, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Preston.

Trains from Liverpool to Preston

The distance between Liverpool and Preston in the north-east of England is approximately 40 miles. Trains from Liverpool to Preston complete this journey in between 1 hour and 1 hour 45 minutes. Trains depart from Lime Street station in Liverpool and arrive at the main station in the centre of Preston. There are direct links between Liverpool and Preston that are provided by Northern rail, or indirect routes that require a change of train that are run by Virgin trains and London Midlands railways. Trains from Liverpool to Preston run approximately 5 times per hour during the day, and twice per hour over night.

Travel Tips

Trains from Liverpool to Preston
Travel by train 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 Liverpool to Preston.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Liverpool to Preston?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Liverpool to Preston for as little as £6  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Preston from Liverpool?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Liverpool to Preston train prices are on average £7  one way.
What is the distance from Liverpool to Preston by train?
The Liverpool to Preston train distance is approximately 27 miles (43 km).
How long is the train to Preston from Liverpool?
The train time to Preston from Liverpool is on average 1 h 31 min  for the 27 miles (43 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Preston from Liverpool by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Liverpool goes to Preston? Which train station do I come into Preston from Liverpool?

Omio customers book a train from Liverpool Lime Street   to Preston   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Liverpool located? Where is the arrival train station in Preston located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.2 miles (346 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Preston, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Liverpool to Preston?
When taking a train from Liverpool to Preston, you can count on Northern Rail for the best way to get you to Preston. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Liverpool to Preston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Preston from Liverpool a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Liverpool to Preston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I book train tickets to Preston from Liverpool to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Liverpool to Preston to cost on average £7 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Liverpool to Preston train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Liverpool Lime Street for your trip between Liverpool and Preston.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transport options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern