Preston to Skegness by train

  • First train
    05:36
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 45m
  • Distance
    213 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Skegness by train

Fast trains from Preston to Skegness take around 4 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 213 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Skegness.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Skegness?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Preston to Skegness 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 23 departures.

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

The Preston to Skegness train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Skegness is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:36 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:37, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Preston to Skegness 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 Skegness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Skegness?

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

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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.