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Preston to Bournemouth by train
Fastest journey4hr 50m
Trains per day40
Avg. journey time6hr 20m
Travelling from Preston to Bournemouth by train
Fast trains from Preston to Bournemouth take around 4 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 342 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Bournemouth.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Bournemouth?
Journeys between Preston and Bournemouth usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Preston to Bournemouth 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 37 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Bournemouth?
The Preston to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Bournemouth train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Preston to Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth by train.
Which train companies operate between Preston and Bournemouth?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Bournemouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
- South Western 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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