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Preston to Dartford by train

  • First train
    05:33
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 30m
  • Distance
    324 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 15m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Dartford by train

Fast trains from Preston to Dartford take around 3 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 324 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Dartford.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Dartford?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Preston to Dartford 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 28 departures.

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

The Preston to Dartford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dartford is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:33 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 23:35.

When to book Preston to Dartford 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 Dartford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Dartford?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • 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.

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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.