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Preston to Eastbourne by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 10m
  • Distance
    390 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Eastbourne by train

Fast trains from Preston to Eastbourne take around 4 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 390 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Eastbourne.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Eastbourne?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Preston to Eastbourne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Preston to Eastbourne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Eastbourne 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 04:02, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Preston to Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Eastbourne?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Eastbourne 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.