Preston to Liverpool train

Cheap train tickets from Preston to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 06 Jul

Cheapest

£7

Average

£11

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.

Northern Rail
08:09Preston1h31 09:40Liverpool
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£71One-way
Northern Rail
14:10Preston1h30 15:40Liverpool
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
12:30Preston0h52 13:22Liverpool
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
12:32Preston0h49 13:21Liverpool
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
07:31Preston1h09 08:40Liverpool
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£101One-way

Train schedule Preston to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 July
Northern Rail
07:09Preston1h31 08:40Liverpool
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Northern Rail
07:31Preston1h09 08:40Liverpool
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Northern Rail
08:09Preston1h31 09:40Liverpool
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Northern Rail
12:30Preston0h52 13:22Liverpool
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Northern Rail
12:32Preston0h49 13:21Liverpool
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Northern Rail
14:10Preston1h30 15:40Liverpool
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Fastest train times from Preston to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 06 Jul

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

43 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Preston for Liverpool every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
12:32Preston0h49 13:21Liverpool
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
12:30Preston0h52 13:22Liverpool
0 changes
£101One-way
Northern Rail
07:31Preston1h09 08:40Liverpool
0 changes
£101One-way
Northern Rail
14:10Preston1h30 15:40Liverpool
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
07:09Preston1h31 08:40Liverpool
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£171One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to Liverpool

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
durationAverage train duration58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency30 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesMersey Rail, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Preston to Liverpool cover the 27 miles (43 km) long route taking on average 58 min with our travel partners like Mersey Rail, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 30 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) trains Preston to Liverpool

You can travel by train between Preston and Liverpool with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) for as low as £6. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

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.

Northern Rail (3) from Preston to Liverpool train information:

  • Average Duration: 57 min
  • Average Price: £6
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 11 a day

Find cheap tickets for First TransPennine Express 3 trains between Preston and Liverpool on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Preston to Liverpool train timetable from First TransPennine Express 3, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 27 miles (43 km) journey from Preston to Liverpool, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Preston to Liverpool in the Omio app, you can check to see if the First TransPennine Express 3 trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the First TransPennine Express 3 train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Liverpool from Preston and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Preston to Liverpool with First TransPennine Express 3!

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

  • Average Duration: 55 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 3 a day

Trains from Preston to Liverpool

It's fast and convenient to travel by trains from Preston to Liverpool. Services start operating early in the morning at about 5:33 a.m, and the last departure of the day isn't until about 11:51 p.m. There are usually three services per hour - sometimes more, which means travellers can easily pick a time that suits, and save money with cheap fares. The journey is about 37 miles, and takes from 57 minutes by train. There are direct services from Preston Station to either Liverpool Lime Street Station or Moorfields Station. Indirect services incur a change at either Wigan North Western Station or Ormskirk Station. Trains from Preston to Liverpool are operated by Virgin trains, Northern rail, Mersey Rail, and First Transpennine Express.

Taking the Train from Preston

Located next to the Fishergate Shopping Centre in the city centre, Preston Station is easily reached either on foot or by public transport. A comprehensive network of buses operated by Preston Bus provides plenty of routes from surrounding areas into the city centre and four bus routes run past the station. Taxis from within the city centre are also readily available, with many taxi companies located close to the station.

Getting into Liverpool by Train

Situated on the River Mersey, the city of Liverpool is a thriving tourist destination, being the home of the Beatles' Cavern Club and also a hotspot for cultural events, dining and nightlife. Passengers taking trains from Preston to Liverpool may arrive at one of the city's two major railway stations depending upon their chosen train service. Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central Stations are located very close to one another, right in the heart of the city centre, with immediate access to Liverpool's shops and restaurants. Travellers can, therefore, reach their hotel accommodation on foot or take a Liverpool city black cab from the taxi ranks at the stations.

Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to Liverpool

Travel by train to Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Liverpool from Preston for the next 7 days starting from £6  one way.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Preston to Liverpool train prices are on average £7  one way.
The Preston to Liverpool train distance is approximately 27 miles (43 km).
On average the train from Preston to Liverpool duration is 58 min  for the 27 miles (43 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Preston   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Preston and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (692 m) from the train station to the city centre in Liverpool.

Take the Preston to Liverpool train with Mersey Rail, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Preston to Liverpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains per day between Preston and Liverpool, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Northern Rail  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 30 trains a day from Preston to Liverpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Preston to Liverpool at 07: 08   or take the last train from Preston to Liverpool leaving at 21: 43. Look for the latest Preston Liverpool train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
If you purchase a train ticket between Preston and Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £7 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Preston to Liverpool are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston
Liverpool
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 Liverpool from Preston.

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