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Preston to Kettering by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    21:28
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    201 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Kettering by train

Fast trains from Preston to Kettering take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 201 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Kettering.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Kettering?

Journeys between Preston and Kettering usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Preston to Kettering 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 29 departures.

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

The Preston to Kettering train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Kettering is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 06:00 and the last train is around 20:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:17, and the last at 21:28.

When to book Preston to Kettering 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 Kettering by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Kettering?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Kettering 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.