Lille to Preston by train

  • First train
    07:35
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 3m
  • Distance
    525 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lille to Preston by train

Fast trains from Lille to Preston take around 4 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 525 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lille and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Lille to Preston?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Lille to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Lille to Preston train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Lille around 07:35 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lille around 08:35, and the last at 20:30.

When to book Lille to Preston train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Lille to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lille and Preston?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Eurostar
  • 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 Lille 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.