Bedford to Preston by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m
  • Distance
    234 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 23m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bedford to Preston by train

Fast trains from Bedford to Preston take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 234 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Preston?

Journeys between Bedford and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Bedford to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 51 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bedford to Preston?

The Bedford to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bedford to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 05:54, and the last at 00:12.

When to book Bedford to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bedford to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bedford and Preston?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bedford to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Preston to Bedford by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.