Maidenhead to Preston by train

  • First train
    04:08
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 21m
  • Distance
    283 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Maidenhead to Preston by train

Fast trains from Maidenhead to Preston take around 3 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 283 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Maidenhead and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Maidenhead to Preston?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Maidenhead 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 48 departures.

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

The Maidenhead to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Maidenhead around 04:08 and the last train is around 21:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Maidenhead around 04:26, and the last at 23:36.

When to book Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Maidenhead and Preston?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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.

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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.