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 £ 45 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 41.
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2 h 26 m
2 h 31 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 trains that leave Preston for Edinburgh every day 10 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 2 h 31 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 26 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 35 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.
|Distance||151 miles (244 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||£33 (€37)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Preston to Edinburgh cover the 151 miles (244 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 25 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. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £33, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Preston and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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