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Inverness to Preston by train
Fastest journey5hr 42m
Trains per day19
Avg. journey time7hr 25m
Travelling from Inverness to Preston by train
Fast trains from Inverness to Preston take around 5 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 425 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Inverness and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Inverness to Preston?
Journeys between Inverness and Preston usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.
We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Inverness 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 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Inverness to Preston?
The Inverness to Preston train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Inverness to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Inverness around 05:36 and the last train is around 21:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Inverness around 05:36, and the last at 21:35.
What's the Inverness to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Inverness to Preston are $40.53.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $37 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $40. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Inverness 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 Inverness to Preston by train.
Which train companies operate between Inverness and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Inverness to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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