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Preston to Dover by train

  • First train
    05:33
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 8m
  • Distance
    400 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Dover by train

Fast trains from Preston to Dover take around 4 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 400 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Dover.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Dover?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Preston to Dover 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 19 departures.

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

The Preston to Dover train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dover is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:33 and the last train is around 20:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 07:58, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Preston to Dover 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 Dover by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Dover?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • 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.