Preston to Gatwick Airport by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 20m
  • Distance
    337 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Preston to Gatwick Airport take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 337 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Preston and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Preston to Gatwick Airport 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 30 departures.

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

The Preston to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Preston to Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Gatwick Airport?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • 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.