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.
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2 h 24 m
2 h 48 m
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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.
|Distance||151 miles (244 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 29 min|
|Average train ticket price||£28 (€32)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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