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Preston to Aviemore by train

  • First train
    05:36
  • Last train
    20:41
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 15m
  • Distance
    388 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Aviemore by train

Fast trains from Preston to Aviemore take around 5 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 388 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Aviemore.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Aviemore?

Journeys between Preston and Aviemore 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 15 departures on the route from Preston to Aviemore 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 12 departures.

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

The Preston to Aviemore train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aviemore is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:36 and the last train is around 00:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:40, and the last at 20:41.

When to book Preston to Aviemore 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 Preston to Aviemore by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Aviemore?

More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Aviemore, 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
  • ScotRail
  • 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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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.