Preston to Edinburgh train

Tue, 28 May
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Cheap train tickets from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Preston to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:143h53
Preston station (PRE)
12:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£221One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£431One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:532h26
Preston station (PRE)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£501One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:542h25
Preston station (PRE)
12:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£501One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
12:592h38
Preston station (PRE)
15:37Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£561One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePreston to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 May
Transpennine Express
05:362h52
Preston station (PRE)
08:28Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Transpennine Express
07:042h34
Preston station (PRE)
09:38Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:143h53
Preston station (PRE)
12:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
Transpennine Express
09:032h36
Preston station (PRE)
11:39Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:542h25
Preston station (PRE)
12:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
10:592h33
Preston station (PRE)
13:32Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:532h26
Preston station (PRE)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
12:592h38
Preston station (PRE)
15:37Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Preston to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

2 h 42 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
Avanti West Coast
07:542h24
Preston station (PRE)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£431One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:542h25
Preston station (PRE)
12:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£501One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:532h26
Preston station (PRE)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£501One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
10:592h33
Preston station (PRE)
13:32Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£561One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
07:042h34
Preston station (PRE)
09:38Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£621One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Preston to Edinburgh

distanceDistance151 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Preston to Edinburgh cover the 151 miles long route taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains Preston to Edinburgh

Travel from Preston to Edinburgh from £15 with Omio’s train partners TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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.

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.

FAQs: Preston to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Preston 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
Cheap train tickets from Preston to Edinburgh can start from as little as £16 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Preston to Edinburgh is £36; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Edinburgh from Preston is on average 2 h 23 min   for the 151 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Preston to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Preston to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 14. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Preston to Edinburgh leaves at 21: 05.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Preston to Edinburgh without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 12 direct trains from Preston to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Preston to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Preston and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Preston to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Preston, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Preston to Edinburgh is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Preston including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Preston and Edinburgh

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Edinburgh
Preston is the most popular Preston railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Preston for your journey to Edinburgh.
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