Runcorn to Preston by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    48 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Runcorn to Preston by train

Fast trains from Runcorn to Preston take around 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 48 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Runcorn and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Runcorn to Preston?

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Runcorn to Preston 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 30 departures.

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

The Runcorn to Preston train travel time is normally about 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Runcorn around 05:56 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Runcorn around 05:56, and the last at 22:33.

When to book Runcorn to Preston 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 Runcorn to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Runcorn and Preston?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Transport for Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.