Preston to Winchester by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    21:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr
  • Distance
    314 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Winchester by train

Fast trains from Preston to Winchester take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Winchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Winchester?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Preston to Winchester 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 36 departures.

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

The Preston to Winchester train travel time is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Winchester is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 20:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Preston to Winchester 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 Winchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Winchester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.