Preston to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£17

Average

£47

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.

Cheapest
19:42Preston3h56 23:38Edinburgh Waverley
1 change
£171One-way
Cheapest
20:42Preston3h54 00:36Edinburgh Waverley
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£171One-way
13:05Preston2h34 15:39Edinburgh Waverley
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£451One-way
11:04Preston2h28 13:32Edinburgh Waverley
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£451One-way
19:05Preston2h35 21:40Edinburgh Waverley
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£451One-way

Train schedule Preston to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 2 July
09:03Preston2h34 11:37Edinburgh Waverley
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09:53Preston2h25 12:18Edinburgh Waverley
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11:04Preston2h28 13:32Edinburgh Waverley
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11:53Preston2h24 14:17Edinburgh Waverley
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13:05Preston2h34 15:39Edinburgh Waverley
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13:53Preston2h24 16:17Edinburgh Waverley
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19:05Preston2h35 21:40Edinburgh Waverley
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19:42Preston3h56 23:38Edinburgh Waverley
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20:42Preston3h54 00:36Edinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

2 h 48 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

245 km

Of the 9 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.

Fastest
11:53Preston2h24 14:17Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£481One-way
Fastest
13:53Preston2h24 16:17Edinburgh Waverley
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£481One-way
09:53Preston2h25 12:18Edinburgh Waverley
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£511One-way
11:04Preston2h28 13:32Edinburgh Waverley
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£451One-way
13:05Preston2h34 15:39Edinburgh Waverley
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£451One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to Edinburgh

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast, Transpennine Express, TransPennine Express Service or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Preston to Edinburgh cover the 151 miles (244 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 29 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast, Transpennine Express, TransPennine Express Service or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3 trains Preston to Edinburgh

CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3 trains will get you to Edinburgh from Preston from £15. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Preston to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking to travel by train to Edinburgh from Preston? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Preston to Edinburgh train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Preston and Edinburgh, you can expect to travel 151 miles (244 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Preston to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Edinburgh from Preston. Book that perfect Preston to Edinburgh train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

      Save time and money by searching for and booking your First TransPennine Express 3 train to Edinburgh from Preston online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest First TransPennine Express 3 train from Preston to Edinburgh, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 151 miles (244 km) journey from Preston to Edinburgh as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Preston and Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official First TransPennine Express 3 Preston to Edinburgh train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

      Train information from Preston to Edinburgh with First TransPennine Express 3:

      • Average Duration: 2 h 32 min
      • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 6 a day

      Trains from Preston to Edinburgh

      Direct trains from Preston to Edinburgh are operated by First TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains. The route is direct and takes approximately 2 and 30 minutes. The first departure is just before 7:00 a.m. with trains leaving roughly every hour until around 9:00 p.m. There is a reduced service on Sundays.

      What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Preston to Edinburgh?

      Departure Station:Preston Station is a major west coast hub with a large car park, plentiful bicycle storage and a taxi rank located outside the main entrance. It is centrally located in the town and served by several local bus routes.

      Arrival Station:Trains from Preston to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station. This elegant Victorian station can be found in the heart of the Old Town and has a car park, bicycle storage and a taxi rank. Waverley Station is linked to Edinburgh Airport by the Airlink 100 shuttle bus and is also on several local bus routes.

      Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to Edinburgh

      Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Preston to Edinburgh.
      FAQs
      Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Preston and Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £15  one way.
      If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Preston to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £28  one way.
      The Preston to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 151 miles (244 km).
      While the time it takes to travel 151 miles (244 km) from Preston to Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Preston to Edinburgh is on average 2 h 29 min.

      When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Preston   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

      The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Preston, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Preston.

      The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

      When taking a train from Preston to Edinburgh, you can count on Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast, Transpennine Express, TransPennine Express Service or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Preston and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
      Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Preston to Edinburgh with Avanti West Coast, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
      On average, there are 12 trains a day from Preston to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first train from Preston to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 04   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 05. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
      In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Preston and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £28 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Preston to Edinburgh 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 trip to Edinburgh from Preston.

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