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Sheffield to Preston by train
Fastest journey1hr 45m
Trains per day35
Avg. journey time1hr 56m
Travelling from Sheffield to Preston by train
Fast trains from Sheffield to Preston take around 1 hour and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 93 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Preston?
Journeys between Sheffield and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Sheffield to Preston 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 36 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Sheffield to Preston?
The Sheffield to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Sheffield to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:11 and the last train is around 22:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 05:11, and the last at 21:32.
What's the Sheffield to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Sheffield to Preston are $17.67.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $18 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $17. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Preston by train.
Which train companies operate between Sheffield and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Sheffield to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- 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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