Preston to Torquay by train

  • First train
    04:10
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 59m
  • Distance
    371 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Torquay by train

Fast trains from Preston to Torquay take around 4 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 371 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Torquay.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Torquay?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Preston to Torquay 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 18 departures.

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

The Preston to Torquay train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Torquay is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:10 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Preston to Torquay 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 Torquay by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Torquay?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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.