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Preston to Cambridge by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 32m
  • Distance
    258 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Preston to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Cambridge.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Cambridge?

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

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Preston to Cambridge 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 43 departures.

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

The Preston to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:58, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Preston to Cambridge 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 Cambridge by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Cambridge?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cambridge to Preston 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.