Preston to Cradley Heath by train

  • First train
    06:17
  • Last train
    21:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 6m
  • Distance
    149 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Cradley Heath by train

Fast trains from Preston to Cradley Heath take around 2 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 149 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Cradley Heath.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Cradley Heath?

Journeys between Preston and Cradley Heath usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Preston to Cradley Heath 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 21 departures.

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

The Preston to Cradley Heath train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cradley Heath is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:17 and the last train is around 21:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:17, and the last at 21:22.

When to book Preston to Cradley Heath 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 Cradley Heath by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Cradley Heath?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • London Midland
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.