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Dumfries to Preston by train

  • First train
    04:58
  • Last train
    23:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 49m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dumfries to Preston by train

Fast trains from Dumfries to Preston take around 1 hour and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dumfries and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Dumfries to Preston?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Dumfries to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

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

The Dumfries to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Dumfries around 04:58 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dumfries around 04:58, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Dumfries 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 Dumfries to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dumfries and Preston?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • First TransPennine Express
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Preston to Dumfries 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.