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Preston to Cardiff by train
Fastest journey3hr 19m
Trains per day28
Avg. journey time3hr 52m
Travelling from Preston to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Preston to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 257 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Cardiff?
Journeys between Preston and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Preston to Cardiff 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 26 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Cardiff?
The Preston to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Preston to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Preston to Cardiff are $33.88.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $51. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Preston to Cardiff 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 Cardiff by train.
Which train companies operate between Preston and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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