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Heathrow to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:27
  • Last train
    00:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 5m
  • Distance
    298 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Heathrow to Preston by train

Fast trains from Heathrow to Preston take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 298 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heathrow and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Heathrow to Preston?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Heathrow 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 20 departures.

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

The Heathrow to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Heathrow around 05:27 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heathrow around 05:52, and the last at 00:07.

When to book Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Heathrow and Preston?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Heathrow Express
  • London Underground
  • 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 Heathrow 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.