Preston to Scarborough by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 2m
  • Distance
    161 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Scarborough by train

Fast trains from Preston to Scarborough take around 3 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 161 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Scarborough.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Scarborough?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Preston to Scarborough 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 37 departures.

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

The Preston to Scarborough train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Scarborough is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:12, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Preston to Scarborough 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 Scarborough by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Scarborough?

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

  • 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.

Scarborough 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.